who are we - Exeter and East Devon Growth Point

Who are we?

The Exeter and East Devon Growth Point is a dynamic public / private sector partnership which has been proactive in bringing forward and supporting a major growth programme centred on Exeter and neighbouring District of East Devon.  

The partnership is between the local authorities of Exeter City Council, East Devon District Council, Devon County Council, Teignbridge District Council, and the Homes and Communities Agency, together with a wide range of partners from the private sector who are brought together through a board structure.   

The partnership has a shared delivery team, hosted by East Devon District Council, who acts as a central conduit for partners to go to. The remit of the delivery team is to address barriers to growth and to provide a mechanism for collaboration, knowledge and resource sharing.

Guiding Growth Board

Partners on the Growth Board include local business groups such as the Chamber of Commerce as well as representation from the Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership. Exeter University and Exeter International Airport are also represented alongside the developers behind the main projects including St. Modwen, Hallam Land Management and the Church Commissioners. 


Origins of the Growth Point  

In 2006 New Growth Point’s were part of a Government initiative to support local authorities with plans for long-term sustainable growth.  Being recognised by the Government as a Growth Point was the beginning of a long term partnership between Exeter, East Devon and the Government. 

This partnership has enabled the Exeter and East Devon Growth Point to bid for specific pots of funding, raise the profile of the development programme at central government level and given the Growth Point support from Government bodies such as the Homes and Communities Agency.

Now despite the wider economic conditions there is now tangible progress on each of the major projects in this £2+billion development programme. 

To date, close partnership working between the public and private sectors has been key tp the success and helped to deliver: two new schools (St Martins Primary School and Nursery plus Cranbrook Education Campus and 'all-through' school consisting of nursery, primary and secondary school); a community centre; low carbon energy centre and network serving both homes and businesses; vital road infrastructure and green travel routes; green space for nature and recreation use and work continues at pace at Cranbrook, where the first phase of a new community now has 1,500 homes (occupation figure November 2016).

Dedicated Delivery Team

For information about the Exeter and East Devon Growth Point Delivery Team click here.