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Make sure your voice is heard on the Exeter Plan

Published: 24 November 2023

The Exeter Plan

Consultation is continuing on the Exeter Plan which sets out how the city can evolve and provide the attractive buildings, spaces and neighbourhoods our communities need.

The next public engagement event takes place on Monday 27 November, at Emmanuel Hall, Emmanuel Road, St Thomas, EX4 1EJ, between 1pm and 7pm.

The Exeter Plan includes policies that seek to deliver the development Exeter needs in high quality, connected places and well-designed buildings and spaces which support people in their everyday lives.

Development quality is a key part of the plan and will be supported by a range of infrastructure, energy efficient buildings and renewable energy, issues which are specifically covered by the Plan. 

Looking at development in this way offers opportunities to create places that highlight Exeter’s distinct characteristics, reflect local culture and integrate with existing communities, promoting social cohesion and healthy lifestyles.

Cllr Emma Morse, Lead Councillor for City Development said: “The quality of the places in which we live and work is fundamental for so many reasons, including to support our health and wellbeing, attract investment, generate pride in our city and help achieve our net zero ambitions.

“And right now, alongside the Exeter Plan consultation, we are consulting on the Water Lane Supplementary Planning Document, this important work sets out what development at Water Lane, near the Quay, should look like.

“It builds on the Liveable Exeter principles to offer more detail around concepts such as welcoming neighbourhoods and safe and healthy streets to ensure that there is a clear guide for developers that Exeter wants high quality development which supports and integrates with our communities.”

For more information on high quality design policies and to leave comments visit

To answer a simple question on energy efficiency as part of high quality buildings please visit

To take part in the Water Lane consultation visit This consultation closes on 4 December 2023.

Consultation event dates are:

  • 27 Nov - Emmanuel Hall, Emmanuel Road, St Thomas, EX4 1EJ, 1pm to 7pm
  • 28 Nov - Exeter Library, Castle Street, Exeter, EX4 3PQ, 11am – 2pm
  • 5 Dec - Alphington Village Hall, Ide Lane, EX2 8UP, 1pm to 7pm
  • 7 Dec - Positive Lights, Sidwell Street, EX4 6RD, 1pm to 7pm
  • 12 Dec - Newcourt Community Centre, Blakeslee Drive, EX2 7FN, 1pm to 7pm
  • NEW 13 Dec - Toby Carvery, Rydon Lane, Middlemoor, Exeter, EX2 7HL, 4pm – 7pm
  • NEW 11 Jan - St Thomas Cricket & Social Club, Grace Road, Marsh Barton, EX2 8PU, 1pm to 7pm

Copies of all documents 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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