Neighbourhood Planning

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2. St James Neighbourhood Plan

On 16 July 2013 the Council adopted the Exeter St James Neighbourhood Plan as part of the statutory development plan.  The decision statement and the Exeter St James Neighbourhood Plan are available to view below:

Decision Statement [23kb]      

The Neighbourhood Plan Document [3Mb]

YES vote for Exeter St James Neighbourhood Plan

A Neighbourhood Planning Referendum was held where those who live within the St James Ward were asked "Do you want Exeter City Council to use the neighbourhood plan for Exeter St James to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?"  People living in St James voted as follows:
Yes: 951
No:    64
Other: 23
Turn Out Rate: 20.8%

Executive 19 March 2013 agreed the Council's response to the Examination Report

The Exeter St James Neighbourhood Plan Decision Statement is attached below and is also available to view in the Customer Service Centre, Civic Centre, Paris Street, Exeter, EX1 1JN.  Monday - Friday, 8.30am to 5pm.  Decision Statement 20 March [53kb]

Exeter St James Neighbourhood Plan Examination Report

On the 15 February 2013 the Council received the Examiner's report on the Exeter St James Neighbourhood Plan. The report concludes that with a few minor modifications the Plan should proceed to referendum. The Examiner's report is available to view below:

Examiner's Report February 2013 [1Mb]

Publicising Exeter St James Neighbourhood Plan Proposals

The Exeter St James Neighbourhood Plan was publicised from 21 December 2012 to 8 February 2013. The plan proposal, which includes the proposed neighbourhood development plan, a map which identifies the area, a consultation statement and a basic conditions statement, is available upon request. 

Exeter St James Forum consults on their Draft Neighbourhood Development Plan

Exeter St James Forum undertook consultation on their Draft Neighbourhood Development Plan between 10 October and 23 November 2012.

Designation of Exeter St James Forum as a Neighbourhood Forum

An application for designation as a Neighbourhood Forum was received from Exeter St James Forum on the 29 June 2012. The Council received no objections to the application and the Council has determined to approve Exeter St James as a Neighbourhood Forum. No other organisation or body may be designated for this neighbourhood area until the designation expires or is withdrawn.
The note below explains the consultation process and the decision to agree the application:

 Neighbourhood forum designation [9kb]


The application is available to view below:

 St James Forum application [225kb]

 Annex1_The Forum Constitution [236kb]

 Annex2_St_James_Neighbourhood_Area [2Mb]

 Annex 3_St James flyer for 25 May 2011 [56kb]

 St James Forum News Issue 1 [133kb]

 St James Forum community meeting task groups Sept 2011 [201kb]

 St James Forum NEWS 8 [109kb]