+++ Exeter Civic Society wishes you a good New Year 2024 +++ 

Preserve the Grounds of Larkbeare House
Thursday 22nd February 2024
Exeter Civic Society is becoming increasingly concerned about the future of the magnificent mature trees and grounds at Larkbeare House. They and Devon Gardens Trust are undertaking surveys of the trees and grounds in order to ensure they are protected when the site is sold by Devon County Council potentially as early as at the end of February 2024, most likely to a developer. Please help us by raising your concerns to Devon County Council and supporting our initiative.
On 2 Feb, Planning Inspector H. Baugh-Jones dismissed the appeal from the developers of the former Police Station & Magistrate Site on Heavitree Road. The Police and Crime Commissioner for Devon and Cornwall and the developer had appealed against ECC's refusal of the outline planning permission to develop two large student/co-living blocks on the site. Local councillors and residents objected in Feb 2023 to the scheme, which had been recommended to the Planning Committee by the ECC Director of Development, Ian Collinson, who saw this development in line with ECC's Liveable Exeter vision.
Then, Now & Next Walk restarted
Thursday 8th February 2024
Our walking series, 1st Wed each month, has restarted. A good amount of us came out of hibernation for an interesting walk, organised and lead by Jim Perriam. If you want to know more about these walks and how to join next time, please visit our website under: https://exetercivicsociety.org.uk/events/then-now-next-walk-three-parks-and-a-river-20240207/ We will release where we will be walking in early March soon, watch the website events' section.
Presentation/Teach-In: Planning Issues – How does it Work?
Monday 4th March 2024 at 10:15-12:00
Exeter Community Centre on St Davids Hill
Interested in planning issues but uncertain how the process works and how to take part? This is the meeting for you. Our members, Paul Barkley and Chris Dent, both planning experts, will host a presentation and teach-in which will bring you fully up to speed and enable you to have a say about planning issues in your street or neighbourhood and more widely across the City. Please let Keith Lewis know by email (keithatecs@gmail.com) if you wish to attend so we can manage numbers and send members any presentation materials in advance. Non members are welcome to attend if places are available so please send an email if you are interested.
Then, Now and Next Walk: Ancient Buildings and some Bridges
Wednesday 6th March 2024 at 14:00-16:00
Start outside the Guildhall at 2m.
Our walk will start and finish at the Guildhall and will be about 3 Miles. It will include St Nicholas Priory, the Medieval bridge, the suspension bridge, the Quay and parts of the riverbank.
Open Morning: Cllr Anne Jobson on ‘Planning the Future of Exeter’
Saturday 16th March 2024 at 10:30 - 12:00
The Mint Methodist Church Centre, Fore Street, Exeter EX4 3AT
A social event where visitors and guests are welcome and refreshment will be available. At 11a.m. Cllr Anne Jobson will talk on 'Planning the Future of Exeter' [details to be published closer to the event].

Whether you’re a newcomer to Exeter or have lived here since before the War we’re sure you’ll love this great little city. It has a vibrant charm and a fascinating mix of buildings, and people! From the Roman Wall and Norman Castle to the lively city centre venues, shops and restaurants there is something for everyone. But a city is always changing, and those changes can be for the better or for the worse.

Exeter Civic Society was set up to care for Exeter and make sure that further redevelopments are of the highest possible standard for our city and for our quality of life. If you want to keep track of changes to the city, or find out more about its history you have come to the right place. Not only do we monitor new developments but we have talks about Exeter’s history and visits to local places, some of which you may not even know exist.

Exeter Civic Society publishes 'Prospectus'

Our 28pp “Prospectus for the Redevelopment of the Wider Water Lane Area” was published on 31 Oct 2022. For details please visit the ‘Current Concerns’ section of our website, then ‘Wider Water Lane Area Redevelopment’. 



Wider Water Lane Area Redevelopment