A government minister was in East Devon today to see how work is progressing on the new town of Cranbrook, which will eventually be home to more than 6,000 families.
It's been held up as model for what new housing developments should be like, but has run into difficulty because of the economic climate.
As our Exeter correspondent Seth Conway reports, it's hoped new government funding will help speed things up:
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