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New Exeter Local Plan - Issues Consultation

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1. Introduction and how to comment

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We are starting work on a new Local Plan. This plan will shape the future of Exeter for the next twenty years and will be the basis for how the city continues to evolve and meet the needs of the community. It will be the main planning policy document for Exeter, setting out where development should take place and it will be vital in making decisions on planning applications.

The new Local Plan can only be effective if it covers the key issues facing the city. This document explains what we think the main issues are and seeks views on them.

We will use your comments to shape the first draft of the plan which will be consulted on in 2022.


How to get involved and give your comments

You can make comments on these pages between 20 September and 15 November 2021.

There are 6 questions we’ve highlighted throughout the following pages. You can supply your answers to these questions by taking part in our New Exeter Local Plan survey at the end of this section.

We recommend that you read all the sections before filling in the survey. Opening the survey in a separate window will also make responding easier.

You can also download and read our New Exeter Local Plan Issues consultation document.

If you have any questions or would like to respond in a different way please email or phone 01392 265 080. 

Please contact us to request the consultation information in an alternative format or language. We consider requests on an individual basis.

To be kept informed of progress on the new Local Plan without responding, please contact us providing your name and email address at


Public Exhibitions

We will be holding the following public exhibitions:

  • Thursday 30 September 2021 - 1pm to 7pm. Exeter Central Library, Rougemont Room, Castle St, Exeter, EX4 3PQ
  • Wednesday 13 October 2021 – 1pm to 7pm. Exeter Guildhall, 203 High Street, Exeter, EX4 3EB


Statement of Community Involvement

We would also be interested to hear your views about our new Draft Statement of Community Involvement. This sets out how we will work with you so that you can be well informed and understand how to contribute, engage with and influence planning policy and decisions on planning applications.