Previous consultation

Planning permission

Statutory planning consultation

The new bus station received conditional outline planning permission on 20 January 2016. This permission determined the new location of the bus station and its overall footprint in line with the established planning policy and the Bus and Coach Station Development Principles.

Further statutory consultation took place during the reserved matters application, which sought approval for the detailed design of the bus station. A presentation to the public took place during an exhibition at the Guildhall on 14 June 2016. 

Permission for the reserved matters application was granted on 5 October 2016.


Previous consultation events

6 July 2016 - Drop-in event - proposal for a temporary bus station in Sidwell Street

Details about the proposal to locate temporary bus stands in Sidwell Street, Paris Street and Bampfylde Street were on display at a drop-in event at the St Sidwell’s Centre, Sidwell Street on 6 July 2016.

You can view the plans and questions & answers below.

Interim bus layout - general

Interim bus layout Sidwell Street North

Questions & answers


5 July 2016 - Drop-in event - proposal to change traffic flows in Southernhay

Proposed options to temporarily change traffic flows in Southernhay were displayed at a drop-in event at the Mercure Southgate Hotel on 5 July 2016.

You can view the plans and questions & answers below.

Southernhay car park access - option 1

Southernhay car park access - option 2

Interim bus layout

Questions & answers

Please let us know your views on the temporary bus station by emailing


14 June 2016 - Exhibition of detailed plans

More than 1,100 people attended our exhibition to see detailed designs for Exeter's new bus station at the Guildhall.

You can view the display boards used at the exhibition below.

Boards 1 & 2

Boards 3 & 4

Boards 5 & 6


3 March 2016 - Open forum

Around 650 people attended our initial consultation event at The Corn Exchange to give their views on:

  • user facilities
  • coach arrangements
  • on street bus stops
  • arrangements during construction

We received more than 500 completed feedback forms, which is a tremendous response. The findings have been analysed and passed to the design team and architects who are looking at how the many suggestions and ideas might be incorporated in the detailed designs. A summary of the feedback and suggestions and how these have informed the design process will be presented at the 14th June event.

You can view the display boards used at the open forum below.

Analysis of the feedback from the Open Forum held on 3rd March 2016 is available below.

Feedback received at March 2016 Open Forum



Exeter & District Bus Users Group

If you would like to find out more about the newly-formed, independent Exeter & District Bus Users Group, please e-mail or telephone 01395 567795.

When this content has been updated

Last updated 16 November 2017