Throughout Devon there has been a big rise in those on the waiting list for social housing
Seven Devon local authorities are awaiting a ruling on their destiny from the High Court.
Government figures show that up to one in five rural households spend more than 10 per cent of their income on heating.
Councils can expect a windfall in the next few days, as a reward for those of them which promoted economic growth in their area.
Figures from Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) point out that demand residential farmland has fallen from -3 per cent to -64 per cent.