Latest News - Exeter and East Devon Growth Point
 

See the Vision for Exeter and East Devon at: www.exeterandeastdevon.gov.uk

A new website has been launched containing all the latest news on the proposed developments in Exeter and East Devon.  2010 is poised to be an eventful year in Exeter and East Devon, with contractors expected to be on site at Cranbrook,, Skypark and at the Flybe Training Academy.  So to keep everyone informed the local authorities have launched this website, www.exeterandeastdevon.gov.uk.

With the latest news on funding, consultations and the progress being made on the ground, the Exeter and East Devon Growth Point are proud to present the Growth Point website.  Run by the local authority partnership of East Devon District Council, Devon County Council, Exeter City Council and managed by the Growth Point Delivery Team; this website tells you everything you need to know about the development plans for Exeter and East Devon over the next 15-20 years.

Cllr Ray Franklin who is the new Chairman of the Growth Point Steering Board said "bringing all this information into one place fills me with great pride. The growth prospects for Exeter an East Devon really leap from the screen and for the first time it is possible to clearly see the vision that the local authority partners have been striving towards.  I have been involved in these developments since day one and it is fantastic that this website has captured the essence of what we are trying to achieve."

As well as details of each development you can find information about the planning process, the latest news on the draft Regional Spatial Strategy, details on any consultations that are coming up, and information on how you can get involved in the planning process.

Cllr Peter Wadham, Exeter City Council's Lead Councillor for Sustainable Development and Transport, said: "This can only be good news for everyone who will be touched by the proposed developments in Exeter and East Devon. Now people in Exeter will have all the information they need on the future development of the city and the surrounding area in one place, on one website."

Designed as a public facing website, the pages have been built to allow easy navigation, with four themes centred on what matters most to the stakeholders; Housing, Employment, Transport and Sustainable Development.

Devon County Council's cabinet member for Economic Regeneration and Strategic Planning, William Mumford said; "Devon County Council will continue to keep a watchful eye on the economy and work closely with our partners as we work to ensure that Devon's business community benefits in full from the opportunities the recovery will bring."

To find out more about Exeter and East Devon's plans for growth visit www.exeterandeastdevon.gov.uk.

NOTES TO EDITORS

New Growth Points

Exeter and East Devon New Growth Point is a partnership commitment between Devon County Council, Exeter City Council, East Devon District Council, The South West Regional Development Agency, The Homes and Communities Agency and the Government to deliver sustainable economic growth.

Exeter and East Devon was recognised by the Government as a New Growth Point (NGP) in 2006.  Further information about New Growth Points and Partnership for Growth with the Government, can be found at:

www.communities.gov.uk/publications/housing/newgrowthpoints

Toucan Graphic Design

Exeter and East Devon Growth Point, worked with local design company Toucan on the build and design of the website. For more information about Toucan contact:

Mr Charlie Mansfield - Web Development Manager

Toucan Graphic Design Ltd, 25 Southernhay East, Exeter EX1 1NS

www.toucandesign.co.uk  

charlie@toucandesign.co.uk      sms +44 7564 541 627

For any further information:

Lesley Crocker, Communications Officer Exeter and East Devon Growth Point Tel: 01395 571744