Big Yes vote for Neighbourhood Plan
Residents of St James gave a resounding endorsement to the Neighbourhood Plan in the referendum on 2 May. The Neighbourhood Plan will now be adopted by Exeter City Council and become a planning document in its own right and part of the Council's Development Plan.
- Yes 951 91.6 %
- No 64 6.2 %
- Other 23 2.2%
Turnout: 20.8 %
Thank you to all who voted Yes and to the many Forum members who have given time and expertise to help us achieve this excellent positive result.
Exeter St James Forum, a partnership of residents, Residents’ Associations and students, has prepared the Neighbourhood Plan for St James ward.
What will the Neighbourhood Plan do for St James?...
- make it a better place to live and visit, for example by improving Queens Crescent garden
- encourage development that meets the needs of the community and helps to achieve a balance between permanent and student residents
- improve the natural and built environment
- support businesses and help to create local jobs
- protect our heritage
- manage the impact of traffic through the ward
Neighbourhood Plan approved by Executive at Exeter City Council on 19 March
Executive congratulates ESJF - see full Decision Statement CLICK
Referendum to go ahead on 2 May
Welcome to the Exeter St James Forum website where we bring you news, features, information and announcements about a Neighbourhood Plan to enhance the area in which we live.
The Government has introduced new planning policies which will give more power to local people. The Localism Act was given Royal Assent in November 2011. Communities such as St James are being encouraged to prepare Neighbourhood Plans to influence what happens in their area.
A group of Residents’ Associations and individuals, representing most parts of St James, have come together as the Exeter St James Forum with the aim of preparing a Neighbourhood Plan for the ward. This will set out a vision for the area in which we live and set out our priorities for the future. Exeter City Council and Devon County Council will take the plan into account when making planning and development decisions. The Plan should help the community to secure funding for projects to improve the area. Find out more.
The three key priorities are...
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Approved version of Neighbourhood Plan to go to referendum on 2 May and supporting documents CLICK