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Liveable Exeter awarded further £475,000 homes funding

Published: 14 June 2021

Liveable Exeter

Exeter is to receive another £475,000 government funding to deliver homes as part of the Liveable Exeter project, the City Council has announced.

The money comes from Homes England’s Garden City initiative, just days after the city was awarded over a million pounds to deliver 134 new Passivhaus, low carbon resilient homes across three sites in Exeter.

With a vision to deliver 12,000 new homes across nine sites across the city, the Liveable Exeter programme will address major challenges of infrastructure and renewal, low carbon development as well as drawing together the core threads of the City’s vision for 2040.

Exeter City Council Leader Cllr Phil Bialyk, said: “Housing remains one of our top priorities. Exeter’s success over the last decade has put pressure on housing – we are a place where people want to live and work, and the city is growing fast.

“That’s why our Liveable Exeter plans are so important. It will see the creation of around 12,000 homes over the next 20 years, without adding to congestion in the city.”

Despite the challenges presented by the pandemic, the Liveable Exeter programme has continued to move forward. The principles which underpin the Liveable Exeter Vision, and that of the wider Garden Communities programme, seem more relevant than ever. Covid-19 has reiterated the fact that future development of communities and places need to enshrine quality and adaptability as key building blocks – facilitating resilience and embracing innovation.

Sir Steve Smith, Chair of the Liveable Exeter Place Board said: “This is great news for the South West. Exeter is the backbone of the region and this additional funding will ensure growth, not just for Exeter, but for the greater region too. There is a sense of a single purpose in Exeter to drive towards a common goal which seeks not only sustainable long term growth, but to do so with people and place at the heart of plans and continue to build a resilient city which is ready for the future.”

To find out more about the Liveable Exeter programme you can visit the website or follow on social media for the latest updates.

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