Futures Forum: "Exeter faces a predicament. The population is growing and the provision of new housing isn't keeping up."
Developers are very keen to stretch the boundaries - even in the face of planning policy:
Planners asked to back huge business park for edge of Exeter - despite being outside the Local Plan | Devon Live
This is all parallel to the confusion over where the decisions are actually being made when it comes to planning - 'strategic' or otherwise:
Futures Forum: Devolution deals 'mixed and inconclusive'
A roadshow earlier in the year raised concerns about the impact of this future growth:
Fears Greater Exeter Plan is being 'dumped on us' raised at consultation event | Devon Live
Fears raised over "stealth" Greater Exeter Strategic Plan | Devon Live
These concerns have prompted comment from the East Devon Watch blog today:
Is it time for Eastern East Devon, or perhaps “Jurassic Devon”, to secede from EDDC and withdraw from the Greater Exeter project?
Is it time for some more rebellious towns? | East Devon Watch
With more comment within the context of an RSA report on 'inclusive growth':
“INCLUSIVE GROWTH” OR EXCLUSIVE GROWTH IN EAST DEVON (SOON TO BE GREATER EXETER?)
14 AUGUST 2017
Greater Exeter or Greater East Devon?
A follow-on from the previous post.
"Inclusive growth is emerging as a key agenda in the UK. The general election was fought from both sides with a promise to create an economy that works for everyone.
City leaders across the country are pursuing inclusive growth as a means for addressing some of the big challenges facing their communities, from poor health and economic exclusion to high demand for services and spiralling financial pressures. Our report, Citizens and Inclusive Growth
explores how we can build on this agenda and support impactful next steps by engaging citizens as part of our strategy for inclusive growth."
“Inclusive growth” or exclusive growth in East Devon (soon to be Greater Exeter?) | East Devon Watch