ESJF Newsletter 22

Last updated: 24th April 2014

Exeter Cricket Club Development

Planning permission has now been formally applied for at Exeter City Council for a development of student accommodation on a section of land at Exeter Cricket Club County Ground. You can see the plans by searching for reference 14/0824/03 on the Exeter City Council web site planning page.

Thornton West Residents’ Association and residents of Horseguards have met the developers to find out more about the proposals, and the Forum’s Design Panel met and commented at the pre-application stage and will be making further representation on the visual impact of the development at this stage.

The site of the proposed development will involve the demolition of the existing pavilion. A new pavilion funded by developers, Yelverton Properties, will be sited at a location adjacent to the Squash Club.

Subject to planning consent demolition and building works could start as early as August ‘14. 

This represents an important opportunity to secure the future of the cricket club but neighbouring residents and ESJF’s Design Panel are expected to seek the best possible design outcome and will be commenting further on the application. Anyone wishing to voice their support or concern about proposals should contact Exeter City Council.

Spring has sprung

I am sure we are all happy to see the lighter evenings and feel that spring is here, at last. Keen gardeners and allotmenteers are working hard to make the most of the weather. On 15th March there was a clear up day on St James Station organised by the Avocet Line Rail Users Group bringing student volunteers, Forum members, Exeter City Supporters Trust, ALRUG members and allotment holders together to help clear the rubbish and undergrowth. The Football Club kindly gave access to facilities for the volunteers too. A good day was had by all and two planters have been installed on Powderham Crescent side platform. Further clear up work on the Exeter City Football Ground side is planned. We were all surprised that within a week of the Clear Up new railings had also been installed on the allotment side by Network Rail.

The St James Allotments, Devonshire Place Orchard, Bury Meadow, St. James' Park Station, Powderham Crescent and Queen’s Crescent Garden are all registered with the Royal Horticultural Society ‘Its Your Neighbourhood’ scheme for 2014 – judging will take place in June.

To Let Boards

St James Residents Associations were happy to report the reduction in the number of To Let boards thanks to the Exeter City Councul code of practice agreed with letting agents.


CLICK   to find out the latest developments with the Queen’s Crescent Garden Project

Diary Date

Exeter St James Forum AGM Sat 14th June – detail to follow

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