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The long awaited South Devon Highway opened just before Christmas.  The road has dramatically cut the journey time between Torbay and Newton Abbot.  The current phase of road improvements on the Torbay Ring Road at White Rock has now also been completed bringing the journey time to Exeter from Brixham to approximately 40/45 minutes.  Having driven along the new link road on a couple of occasions since its opening the journey to Newton Abbot is simplicity itself with the true scale of the impressive engineering works now apparent.  The opening of this road can only have a positive impact on the property market in Torbay.  It brings the three Torbay towns within easy commuting distance of Exeter; one commuter I know has already been able to leave home in Galmpton half an hour later in the mornings!  It will also make the many holiday properties in and around the harbour at Brixham much more accessible to the legions of visitors from the Home Counties and the Midlands.  Whether it is a co-incidence or not but our offices have been exceptionally busy over the Christmas holiday with sales being agreed right up until Christmas Eve and viewings booked every day for the days between Christmas and New Year.  Our Brixham office will be open on Saturday morning 2nd January from 10.00 a.m. until lunchtime with both offices open again on Monday 4th January at 9.00 a.m.       

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