The president then toured Torquay Harbour, the scene of much recent regeneration work. He was taken round the new, highly acclaimed Living Coasts visitor attraction by the principal architect Derek Elliott of Kay Elliott.
The president then moved on to Exeter, where he met a number of the staff in Devon County Council's environment department. The president was particularly interested to hear planners' views on the working arrangements envisaged when the government's new planning system is implemented.
Above: The president with the staff in Devon County Council's environment department.