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East Devon beach huts will not be put up for auction

Councillors discussing the future of Seaton's beach huts have made the decision not to auction them off. East Devon District Council had wanted to auction the huts on five year leases.

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Council abandons controversial auction of Devon beach huts

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Controversial proposals to auction off beach huts in East Devon to the highest bidder have been abandoned.

The district council says it dropped the idea after consulting with the public, although it still plans to raise charges next year.

The plans caused anger among tenants, many of whom have renting the huts for generations.

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