Bus and coach station area
The area defined by Sidwell Street, Paris Street and Cheeke Street, which includes the bus and coach station site, represents the most significant redevelopment opportunity in the city centre. The adjacent bus depot site provides the opportunity to extend the development area provided a suitable alternative location for the depot can be found.
The adopted Exeter First Review Local Plan allocates this block of land for comprehensive redevelopment. This includes:
- an enhanced bus station,
- retail floorspace
- commercial leisure uses
- entertainment uses
- short-stay car parking
- non family housing and other uses.
The adopted Exeter Core Strategy recognises the site as the key development opportunity within the city centre. It identifies the site as suitable for mixed use development including retail. The need for a new bus station is also recognised.
A site allocations and development management DPD is currently being prepared. This will also contain policies relevant to the bus and coach station area.
A set of development principles have also been drawn up to guide the preparation of any development scheme for this area. They allow some flexibility in the design, layout and mix of uses, whilst ensuring that certain key principles are delivered. The development principles were the subject of public consultation between 12 March and 23 April 2012. The final development principles document can be viewed here: