Rousdon Aerial Pics

Aerial shots show Rousdon scheme almost complete

The final stage of housing development at the Rousdon estate is almost finished, photographs taken by an OH vividly demonstrate.
The views, captured from a light aircraft, show work nearly complete on two large houses in the walled garden.

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When construction of the two luxury homes is finished, it will be the end of permitted construction on the estate which was home to Allhallows from 1938 to 1998. The amount of development is limited by East Devon District Council through the planning permission system. The photos dramatically highlight the amount of development that has taken place since the school closed, with a substantial area of dense housing built  north of the former farmyard which once housed the gym and the music school.

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The estate now has about 100 dwellings, many of them holiday homes available to rent by OHs or anybody else.
The photos were taken by Steve Bath (OH), former joint managing director of the Bath Travel high street chain.
Steve actually chartered the twin-engined Beech Baron to carry out a quite separate photographic mission, to take an aerial photo of Honiton for OH Magazine.
That picture, for an article about the Allhallows buildings that survive in Honiton, will form a centre-page spread in the 2014 issue of the magazine, due for distribution early in the new year.

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