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FLOOD RISK THREATENS TO SINK HAVEN BANKS REDEVELOPMENT PLANS
Proposals for 434 rental units accommodating up to 1,167 people on 1.7 hectare Liveable Exeter site would deliver extreme housing densities that deny amenity to prospective occupants while inflicting significant impacts on existing residents.
WILL COUNCIL SEEK INVESTMENT ZONE STATUS FOR LIVEABLE EXETER SITES?
Government growth plans combine tax breaks with planning deregulation, putting affordable housing provision and environmental protections at risk with little evidence that promised investment zone benefits would result.
COUNCIL BORROWING NEARLY TRIPLES IN THREE YEARS AS PROPERTY ACQUISITION AND DEVELOPMENT LOANS MOUNT
Freedom of information request reveals five paragraph “outline business plan” for £55 million Guildhall shopping centre investment.
KIDICAL MASS RETURNS TO EXETER’S STREETS
Hundreds of people took part in Exeter’s third Kidical Mass family bike ride as part of a global campaign for safe cycling routes for children, young people and families.
ON THE AGENDA
NEW EXETER LOCAL PLAN
A consultation on the outline draft version of the new Exeter local plan, which will guide development in the city until 2040, is now taking place.
At the same time national planning system reform is on its way, again threatening major changes that would require significant revision to the new plan before it is submitted to the planning inspectorate.
ON OUR RADAR
THURSDAY 20 OCTOBER // BLACK HISTORY MONTH POTTERY, POETRY AND SONG
Ceramicist Lili John and Devon Development Education are hosting a celebration of the life of 19th century potter, poet and slave David Drake.
TUESDAY 25 OCTOBER // SPORK! OCTOBER SPECIAL
Spork! presents an evening of spoken-word comedy and poetry with Kevin P. Gilday and multiple slam champion Kathryn O’Driscoll.
SATURDAY 29 OCTOBER // MARCH OF THE MUMMIES
Campaigning charity Pregnant Then Screwed is holding a Halloween-themed childcare protest march.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
FIRST EXETER “CO-LIVING” BLOCK COMES ON STREAM WITH ROOMS AT £946PCM+
Even “affordable” rooms in six storey 133-unit Gladstone Road block would leave many local key workers living below minimum income threshold.
COUNCIL PAVES WAY FOR 186-BED “CO-LIVING” BLOCK IN SUMMERLAND STREET
Freedom of information request reveals intended scale of development after executive committee takes decision behind closed doors.
WORLD CAR FREE DAY IGNORED IN EXETER AS EXTINCTION REBELLION CHALLENGES COUNCIL CLIMATE INACTION
Protestors gathered outside council offices as CEO Karime Hassan posed for photo with construction company development manager at Princesshay promotion.
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