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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

For guidance on coronavirus and the latest information for Devon, visit Devon County Council’s coronavirus (COVID-19) advice page. For business support and advice, visit the Heart of the South West Growth Hub.

Brexit transition

The transition period for the UK leaving the EU ends on 31 December 2020. Deal or no deal, things are going to change after the transition period. Make sure your business is prepared.


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Connecting Devon and Somerset

This programme will bring superfast broadband to rural areas that would otherwise not see commercial investment, aiming to achieve superfast coverage of 91% of premises by 2016 and 100% by 2020. This includes the local authority areas of Devon, Torbay, Plymouth, Somerset, North Somerset and Bath & North East Somerset and is funded by Central Government (£32m) and Devon and Somerset Councils (£21m), as well as a £42m investment from partner supplier, BT. You can follow Connecting Devon and Somerset on Twitter.


Exeter and East Devon Growth Point

We are working in partnership with Exeter City Council, East Devon Council and central government, to deliver a development programme worth over £2 billion. This includes the first new town in Devon since the medieval times, next generation business parks, a community energy centre and an intermodal freight terminal.


Sustainable Energy Across the Common Space (SEACS)

We are one of five partners from the UK and France in this project to empower and inspire communities to actively reduce their energy consumption.


Transport lobbying and resilience

We work closely with our colleagues in transport planning to ensure that; where possible, Devon’s growth is not hindered by transport constraints. This includes lobbying central government and rail providers as well as providing economic evidence to support proposals.