So the new (green) A30 follows a very different line ...
This is Whimple village, complete with railway station at the end of the lane.
If you need a Whimple (ooooh, missis!), either take the train (every two hours) or Hatch Green's 382 from Sidmouth. The latter (formerly Stagecoach, formerly Cookes Coaches) has its origins in the bus replacement for the Sidmouth branch line and was blogged by fbb, oh, ages ago. See "Take a Potter to the Otter ..." (read again)
Anyway, back to Cranbook. As a result of this development, and using bags of shiny pennies graciously provided by the various building firms doing the developing, [fbb thinks the technical term is "section 106 funding"**?], the service has doubled in frequency!
So tomorrow, fbb reports on his visit to Cranbrook.
**Under Section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, as amended, contributions can be sought from developers towards the costs of providing community and social infrastructure, the need for which has arisen as a result of a new development taking place.