Tree Preservation Taskforce
Tuesday 26th September 2023
This taskforce was set up by the 'Strategic Planning & Highways' Group and had its inaugural meeting on 26 Sep 2023. For its 'Terms of Reference' and the minutes/notes of meetings see the 'Documents' section on the right (or on small screens below).
Traffic and Transport in Exeter
Thursday 6th April 2023
Exeter Civic Society has a long history of commenting on traffic and transport issues in Exeter. A lot of the older material is stored in the 'Members' section of our website. In the 'Concern' section you can read about the Society's responses since 2023. Under 'Past Concerns' you find our discussion about the new bus station.
Exeter, East Devon & Teignbridge Plan
Friday 23rd September 2022
Exeter City Council ,East Devon Council and Teignbridge Council are in the process of writing the new “Local Plans”, which will form the basic planning document for the next 20 years, up to 2040.
Wider Water Lane Area Redevelopment
Friday 23rd September 2022
Exeter Civic Society was challenged by Ian Collinson, ECC’s new Director of City Development, to provide in a pro-active approach a wider planning review for Haven Banks and Water Lane sites.
Bus Station Redevelopment
Wednesday 31st August 2022
In 2013 the city council announced that they had entered into an agreement with developer The Crown Estate and their retail partners  to redevelop the whole site, including the replacement of some of the buildings in Paris Street and Sidwell Street. This was to be based on a set of Development Principles which was published in 2012, and was found acceptable by the society.
Royal Clarence Restoration
Wednesday 31st August 2022
In October 2016, Exeter's most historic and beautiful hotel, the Royal St Clarence in the Cathedral Green, was destroyed in a devastating fire. Progress has been slow in developing plans for its restoration or redevelopment, but Exeter Civic Society are keenly interested in whatever happens. In September 2023 the planning application was approved, so hopefully building work will start soon.
Harlequins Centre Redevelopment
Wednesday 31st August 2022
In 2019 Exeter City Council received a planning application for the redevelopment of the shopping centre site to build a Hotel and a Co-living block. The proposals were for 298 co-living rooms with amenity space and 230 cycle spaces, and the hotel would have 114 bedrooms with restaurant and 42 parking spaces.
Clifton Hill Residential Proposals
Wednesday 31st August 2022
Follow the progress in development of the former Clifton Hill Sports Centre site and our efforts to ensure any suggested plans are suitable for the city and the site in general. The current plans are highly contentious and the Society are being proactive in our response.