Last updated: 30th August 2012

Forum is official designated group

You may have seen the yellow planning notices around the ward for our second application to Exeter City Council. Consultation ended on 20 August and ESJF is now the designated organisation to prepare the neighbourhood plan for St James.

Apart from being one of only a handful of neighbourhood forums in England to have reached this stage in the planning process, it is good news for our members working on the draft plan. With the support and co-operation of the Council, we can now move on to the next stage - our consultation with you, the residents of the ward and others with a stake in its future.

What’s next?

We’re aiming to run a well-publicised 6 week consultation on the draft neighbourhood plan in October and November. More to follow in a month or so, but, if you would like a member of the Forum’s Steering Group to attend a meeting or group get-together during the consultation to discuss the plan and answer questions, please get in touch with us:

And, after the consultation, we will revise the draft to take your comments into account and then submit the neighbourhood plan to Exeter City Council. They, in turn, will undertake another 6 week consultation before sending our neighbourhood plan to an independent examiner.

And, finally, if the examiner is satisfied that our proposals, there will be a yes/no referendum for all voters in St James.

Social media – join in

Thanks to Steering Group member Jonathan Dawson, the Forum is now signed up to Twitter and Facebook. Join in through: TWITTER  and FACEBOOK






 Exeter Heritage Open Days, 7-9 September

Two of the ward’s landmarks are on the list - Exeter City Football Club and the Methodist Church on Sidwell Street - and there are many fine buildings in walking distance of St James open to the public during the Heritage weekend. FIND OUT MORE

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