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Councils to discuss Greater Exeter Plan consultation

Published: 29 June 2020

Greater Exeter Plan consultation Greater Exeter Strategic Plan

Exeter and its neighbouring councils are set to discuss whether to begin the next round of consultation on the Greater Exeter Strategic Plan. 

The plan, known as the GESP, includes draft planning policies and large scale development options across the areas covered by Exeter, East Devon, Mid Devon and Teignbridge Councils.

The GESP, which looks to 2040, will tackle big planning issues affecting the Greater Exeter area.  These include climate change, meeting the need for new homes, jobs and infrastructure, transport and wildlife protection.  The GESP will also identify possible development sites across the area, including large regeneration sites in Exeter.

The meetings will ask Councillors to agree the ‘draft policies and site options’ document and a public consultation to begin in September.  Exeter City Council will be first to decide at their Executive meeting on 7 July, followed by Teignbridge on 21 July, East Devon on 23 July and Mid-Devon on 6 August. 

The Councils have been asked to carry out the consultation from September. This was originally planned for June, but has been put back to the autumn following Government advise that planning authorities should continue despite Covid-19.  The consultation will ask for the public to have their say on the draft policies and site options, which will influence the next stage.

To view the plans, please go to the GESP website at

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