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Posted on: May, 2019
Government announces support for up to 20,000 new homes in the Exeter area A new garden community of up to 20,000 much-needed new homes will be built across Exeter and the surrounding area, the Minister of State for Housing has announced today (16 May 2019). As part of the deal for the...
Posted on: May, 2019
“These are not just warm words. These are facts. This is a climate emergency, and as Chief Executives of Devon’s public service providers, we have a duty on behalf of all of our organisations and those who we represent to commit to action now,” said Phil Norrey, Chief Executive of...
Posted on: May, 2019
Businesses in Devon have the opportunity to apply for Devon County Council’s Business Promotion Grant this May. Grants of up to £1,500 are available through the scheme which aims to help companies who are looking to promote their products and services to wider audiences. The funding, which is offered through a competitive...
Posted on: April, 2019
One of Exeter’s most used pathways has been improved thanks to a partnership project in the local community. The St Clements Lane pedestrian gateway to the city was made possible due to Exeter College’s successful £60,000 bid to Great Western Railway’s (GWR) Customer and Communities Improvement Fund, and £50,000 match funding...
Posted on: March, 2019
Proposals to widen a road near Exeter Airport have been approved by Devon County Council in order to unlock new employment land. The Council’s Cabinet supported the scheme to improve 1.25km of Long Lane to enable the development of the Exeter and East Devon Enterprise Zone employment area known as “AirPark”. The...
Posted on: March, 2019
The Greater Exeter area has been recognised as one of five places in England that has the vision and ambition to create great places for the future. Greater Exeter was today (Wednesday 13 March) named as part of the Future Place programme.  This initiative is intended to unlock placemaking potential through...
Posted on: March, 2019
Including: LEP Updates, Business Support in our Area and the Local Industrial Strategy (LIS) and next steps. We hope that you can join us for an event that provides you with a chance to discuss key issues with your LEP and the Growth Hub. The topics include: Support Services for business – What’s...
Posted on: January, 2019
Ciara Eastell, Chief Executive of Libraries Unlimited, has today received an Honorary Doctorate of Letters from The University of Sheffield. Ciara, who heads up the Devon-based charity that is responsible for running Devon and Torbay Libraries, studied librarianship at the University’s Information School in 1994. Since graduating, she has worked as...
Posted on: January, 2019
Access to two city centre car parks is changing later this month to facilitate highways works necessary for the redevelopment of Exeter Bus Station. From Thursday, January 24, vehicles will no longer be able to access the main Princesshay car park and the Princesshay 3 Broadwalk House car park from Paris...
Posted on: January, 2019
Councils in Exeter have pledged to ensure that the city’s streets, pavements and walkways are kept free of clutter and obstacles and accessible to people affected by sight loss or mobility issues. Leaders of both Exeter City Council and Devon County Council today (Wednesday 21 November) signed a Clear Streets Charter...
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