Water Lane Re-development – What are the next steps?

On 1 July 2024 Exeter Civic Society handed in its response to the amendments the developer made for its own Water Lane proposals. The changes consist of slightly revised entrance arrangements to the site from Tan Lane, increased space at Gabriel's Wharf, the removal of the 12 storey block, but the consequential 'lost' floor area is distributed across other buildings increasing to a possible 8 floors. We still assert that heights should only be 4-5 floors with fewer close to existing homes and near the canal.

We decided to adjust our existing response with the additional comments (chapter numbers highlighted in yellow) rather than just send a revision. Our full response can be seen here: https://exetercivicsociety.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2024/07/Water-Planning-Application-23-1007-OUT-ECS-revised-responce-June24.pdf

The council’s Executive met on 9 July¬† to consider a large number of papers, which included the Water Lane Design Code supplementary planning document. This needed approval before the planning application is considered. If approved by the Executive the Design Code SPD will be brought to the Full Council meeting on 16 July.

The next planning committee is scheduled for 29 July and we expect the developer’s Water Lane application will be considered at this meeting. Our Chair will try to speak at the meeting (3 minutes).