Exeter city centre
Summerland Street co-living block redevelopment site

NEWS  ⁄  PLANNING & PLACE

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.

  • NOTES & SKETCHES

    RAMM-bunctious

    The city museum is the latest Exeter institution to get roped into fronting Liveable Exeter property development scheme promotion...

    PLANNING & PLACE

  • Shops to let on Exeter High Street

    ANALYSIS  ⁄  ECONOMY & ENTERPRISE

    Do Exeter Labour election campaign claims stand up to scrutiny? Part II: Economy & city centre

    The second in our 2022 local elections series examines Exeter Labour claims about the city centre and Exeter's wider economy, including its misrepresentation of content marketing materials as authoritative sources of information about the city.

    Exeter Ukrainian refugee support hub Conversation Café

    NEWS  ⁄  COMMUNITY & SOCIETY

    Ukrainian refugee support hub opens in Exeter city centre

    Conversation Café pop-up offers information, resources, events and meeting space to help cut through the confusion surrounding the Homes for Ukraine scheme and enable Devon's response to the crisis.

    Guildhall shopping centre sale brochure cover

    ANALYSIS  ⁄  DEMOCRACY & GOVERNANCE

    £55 million Guildhall shopping centre decision may breach local government transparency rules

    Exeter City Council decision to purchase and redevelop shopping centre may be unlawful, ineffective and subject to judicial review, increasing already significant commercial investment risks.

    Empty retail units at The Depot Purpose Built Student Accommodation block on Cheeke Street in Exeter

    NEWS  ⁄  PLANNING & PLACE

    Developer plans to convert retail units in Exeter city centre block to additional student bedrooms

    Conversion of five of eleven shop/leisure units at The Depot on Cheeke Street would add nineteen rooms to existing 715 bedrooms in monolithic PBSA.

    Pedestrians and people waiting at bus stop on Exeter Cowick Street

    NEWS  ⁄  TRANSPORT & MOBILITY

    Council abandons temporary COVID-19 cycling and walking safety plans in Exeter city centre

    Devon County Council cites "pushback" from traders as schemes on North Street, South Street, Fore Street and Cowick Street are scrapped. Meanwhile temporary changes in Topsham are dropped after "snap poll".

    Cyclists, pedestrians and cars compete for space on Union Road, Exeter, 1 June 2020

    NEWS  ⁄  TRANSPORT & MOBILITY

    Devon County Council fails to deliver promised COVID-19 cycling and walking infrastructure

    Deadline for action on social distancing for safe travel set by county cabinet member passes despite Devon receiving £1.7 million share of government emergency fund.

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