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Exeter Plan - Issues Consultation (Closed)

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4. Exeter’s future

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We want to make sure that the new Local Plan deals with the current issues we face, helps us make the most of the city’s opportunities and supports a bright future for local people, the environment and the economy. A clear and ambitious vision for the city will help the plan to achieve these aims.

In Exeter, our ‘Vision 2040’ is central to steering the future of the city and is guiding the work of the Council and other key organisations including the organisations on the Liveable Exeter Place Board. The new Local Plan will be a key document in achieving this vision.


Our Vision

Exeter has a vision for growth as a connected city region consisting of thriving linked communities set within an exceptional environmental setting. This clear vision represents a commitment to strengthen neighbourhoods; create new communities; invest in sustainable transport; and deliver the infrastructure needed to attract investment and improve quality of life.

Exeter aims to be recognised as a leading sustainable city and global leader in addressing the social, economic and environmental challenges of climate change and urbanisation. We are striving to make Exeter the most active and accessible city in England. Our Corporate Plan is focussed on tackling congestion and accessibility, promoting active and healthy lifestyles and building great neighbourhoods.

The vision has seven key elements:

  • An innovative and analytical city
  • A healthy and inclusive city
  • The most active city in the UK
  • Accessible world class education
  • A liveable and connected city
  • A leading sustainable city
  • Culture


Question 3: Do you have any comments to make on this vision for the new Local Plan?

This consultation has now closed.