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A Vision for the Future

Published: 2 October 2018

Vison for the future Corporate Plan 2018-21

Tackling congestion and accessibility, promoting active and healthy lifestyles, and building great neighbourhoods have been identified as the key priorities for Exeter City Council in its Corporate Plan for the next three years.

As well as setting out how the Council will address these immediate priorities, the Corporate Plan also highlights an emerging vision for Exeter in 2040, stating:

“By the time they are an adult, a child born in Exeter today will live in a city that is inclusive, healthy and sustainable – a city where the opportunities and benefits of prosperity are shared and all citizens are able to participate fully in the city’s economic, social, cultural and civic life.”

The Corporate Plan, which goes before the Council’s Executive on Tuesday 9 October, highlights how the Council will:

  • Contribute to delivering the emerging Exeter Vision 2040, by providing services and developments that build on Exeter’s success and meet communities’ aspirations
  • Focus on three strategic programmes that address the current, major challenges facing the city - congestion and accessibility, promoting active and healthy lifestyles, and building great neighbourhoods
  • Provide value-for-money services despite continuing central government budget reductions
  • Lead a well-run council

Cllr Rosie Denham, Lead Councillor for City Transformation, said: “At the turn of this century, Exeter’s civic and business leaders set out a bold vision - Exeter 2020 - which aimed to transform the city’s economy. Over the past two decades, that vision helped to drive the success which Exeter sees today. It’s now time for a new vision to make sure we continue to address our challenges and make sure Exeter remains a wonderful place to live, work and visit.”

“The Corporate Plan sets out how the Council will address its immediate priorities, and contribute to achieving a new long term vision for our city. The Exeter Vision 2040 has emerged through thousands of conversations with residents, workers, businesses and partner organisations about their aspirations for Exeter.”

“The Vision incorporates contributions and feedback from a range of plans, consultations and groups, such as the Exeter Community Strategy, our Homelessness Strategy, the Greater Exeter Strategic Plan, Exeter City Futures, and many many more. The Council can’t achieve the vision on it’s own, but setting it out in our Corporate Plan is the first step in asking others to play their part.”

People can view the Strategy and emerging vision at and over the next two months have an opportunity to submit additional comments. All feedback will be presented back to the Council.

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