The civic society’s Highways & Transport sub-committee monitors proposals by Devon County Council and developers in respect of changes to our highways, including in the neighbouring districts of East Devon and Teignbridge where there is much new development. We do this because more roads can lead to more cars and congestion, Poorly designed or considered junctions may result in poor traffic flows adding to increased congestion.
DCC is responsible for maintaining and developing the highways, co-ordinating public transport, developing the cycle network, and road safety. Their transport website can be found here . Their transport plan for Devon/ Torbay Local Transport Plan 3 (LTP3), and the implementation plan can be found here . In addition, they have additional policy documents and details of major schemes here.
Exeter City Council have a number of policy documents and advisory policies for the design of new developments, the need to mitigate the impact of cars, and the need for sustainable travel plans relating to transport and highways. Their documents can be found here . They are responsible for the quality of clean air in the City and have an Air Quality Strategy, information and documents can be seen here . The heaviest pollution in Exeter is caused by traffic and the council have a duty to ensure this is kept below a certain level to protect people’s health. The worst effected areas are along the main roads coming into the City.