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Sidmouth housing protest

Plans for new homes around Sidmouth are proving controversial Credit: ITV News Westcountry

Protests are expected to take place in Sidmouth later as East Devon District Council discuss plans for a new housing development. 170 homes could be built on fields between Seaton and Colyford if proposals are approved. Those opposing the development say other sites are more suitable.

Flood Warning: River Coly in East Devon

A Flood Warning has been issued by the Environment Agency for the River Coly from Colyton to Colyford. People at risk are being warned to take immediate action by protecting doorways and moving family, pets and valuables to a safe place.

Flooding is expected for riverside locations and roads between Colyton and Colyford, including Chantry Bridge, Road Green, Colyvale Caravan Park, White Hart Inn, Bridge Cottages and the A3052 at Colyford.