Parishioners have drawn to the attention of the council some misleading online advertisements for plots of land advertised as being near Pool Lane, Chittlehamholt, EX37 9PQ.

These plots are being marketed as appropriate for residential development and "part of a larger site that is situated on a residential road in Umberleigh close to local shops and amenities" although it is not clear from the advertisements exactly where the plots in question are. The advertisements do point out that the buyer is responsible for obtaining any permissions required for development, which is unlikely to be obtained given that the plots of land appear to be in a rural location.

The Parish Council has referred the advertisements in question to the Devon, Somerset and Torbay Trading Standards Service who agree that the advertisments are misleading. They have asked Liverpool Trading Standards to look into the matter, as the company marketing the plots is based there.