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Make sure your voice is heard on the Exeter Plan for future development

Published: 3 October 2022

Make sure your voice is heard on the Exeter Plan for future city development Exeter City Council Leader Phil Bialyk

The Exeter Plan exhibition roadshow is underway as it begins a 10 week tour of every ward in the city.

The first public exhibition was held on Monday 3 October in Newtown, at the Newtown Community Centre in Belmont Park.

Residents were able to quiz Council officers and members of the Planning team and give their views on the future of the city.

On Thursday 6 October, the exhibition will be at Exeter’s historic Guildhall in the High Street, from 1pm to 7pm.

The Exeter Plan – the city’s Local Plan - will be the blueprint that shapes the future development of Exeter.

It highlights important issues like housing, climate change, economy and jobs, the future of the high street, transport and infrastructure and design quality, the Exeter Plan builds on the city’s vision to be healthy, inclusive and sustainable.

Exeter City Council Leader Phil Bialyk said: “We really want people to own this plan – it’s their city and their plan.

“We have a clear vision for how we want Exeter to develop over the next 20 years, and we are determined to preserve the green ridge that surrounds the city and create new communities on previously developed sites.

“But we need to hear what the people of Exeter think, and I would urge everyone to come along to these exhibitions and make sure their voice is heard.”

The full list of exhibitions across the city is:

  • Monday 3 October - Newtown Community Centre, Belmont Park, 1pm-6pm
  • Thursday 6 October – Exeter’s historic Guildhall, High Street, 1pm-7pm
  • Tuesday 11 October - Alphington Village Hall, Ide Lane, 1pm-7pm
  • Thursday 13 October - America Hall, De la Rue Way, Pinhoe, 1pm-7pm
  • Monday 17 October - Wonford Methodist Church, Burnthouse Lane, 1pm 7pm
  • Thursday 20 October - Matthews Hall, Topsham, 1pm-7pm
  • Tuesday 25 October - The Beacon Centre, Beacon Lane, 1pm-7pm
  • Tuesday 1 November - St Lawrence Church and Community Hall, Lower Hill Barton Road, 1pm-7pm
  • Thursday 3 November - St Thomas Church Hall, 54 Cowick Street, 12.30pm-6.30pm
  • Tuesday 8 November - Custom House Visitor Centre, The Quay, 1pm-6pm
  • Monday 14 November - The Thatched House, Exwick Road, 1pm-7pm
  • Monday 21 November - Park Life Heavitree Hub, Heavitree Pleasure Ground, 12noon-5.15pm
  • Tuesday 22 November - St Sidwell’s Community Centre, Sidwell Street 1-7pm
  • Thursday 1 December - St James’ Church Hall, Mount Pleasant Road, 1pm-7pm

The consultation on the Exeter Plan runs for 10 weeks, until 5 December.

It has been designed to engage with residents and those who work, study in or visit the city, and those views will be crucially important in preparing the Exeter Plan.

People can feedback in a variety of ways including via an interactive and easy to navigate online survey platform.

The survey platform allows users to read the Plan and complete a variety of short surveys at their leisure

Copies of the plan can be viewed in the reception area at the Civic Centre, as well as in libraries across the city. Queries can be made by contacting the Local Plans team on 01392 265080 or at

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