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Liveable Exeter Placemaking Charter Consultation

Liveable Exeter Placemaking Charter Consultation - introducing Pre-application Charging

We invite your insights on the proposed Liveable Exeter Placemaking Charter, with a significant focus on the introduction of charges for pre-application planning advice. We seek feedback from developers, planning agents, architects, community groups, and other stakeholders.


About the Liveable Exeter Placemaking Charter:

The Charter outlines our aspirations for achieving excellence in design quality, sustainability, and placemaking for new developments in Exeter. It forms a pivotal part of the new Exeter Design Quality Partnership (EDQP), uniting the City Council, developers, and stakeholders to elevate standards collaboratively. Our shared vision aims to make Exeter inclusive, healthy, and sustainable.


Pre-application Charging:

As part of our commitment to enhancing the planning process, we are proposing a structured approach to pre-application advice charging. This service will add substantial value to the planning consent process. Our proposed charging structure  includes three levels of service:

1. Level 0 – Scoping (£300 + extras): A one-hour officer meeting to discuss the principle of development, identify key issues, and advise on the appropriate route forward.

2. Level 1 – Standard (£3,550 + extras): Includes an unaccompanied site visit, site history, validation advice, presentation to the Planning Member Working Group, Design Review Panel attendance, consultation with statutory consultees, identification of key policies, and up to three sessions with the case officer.

3. Level 2 – PPA (Bespoke): A tailored Planning Performance Agreement (PPA) offer designed to match the project's merits and issues. The approach to PPA design is detailed in the Exeter Design Quality Partnership Charter.


Consultation Details:

The consultation ran from 15 January 2024 to 25 February 2024.


Have Your Say:

This consultation is now closed.

You can still review the draft Charter.


If you have any other questions, please contact


When this content has been updated

Last updated 27 February 2024