Exeter City Council are preparing a main household growth close to the canal – on the website of a former industrial centre. The substantial-scale regeneration will see around 15,000 houses remaining designed on web pages obtained more than the earlier handful of decades.

The site will produce a group as element of the council’s Liveable Exeter vision.

Richard Clarke, of H2o Lane DMC, said: “Although the proposals are at an early phase, we would like to start out a dialogue with neighbours, and men and women living and performing proper throughout the town of Exeter, to aid refine our vision of a small- auto, reduced-carbon local community, effectively linked to the metropolis, but also a area the place folks will be ready to are living, function and commit their leisure time”. 

He added that the city will have to ”make the most effective use of underutilised land inside the city’s boundaries” if it is to “thrive and grow” in a way that safeguards the surroundings. 

Drinking water Lane is one particular of 9 web sites recognized in the city council’s Liveable Exeter programme. 

The DMC is functioning intently with Co-Cars, to produce electrical vehicle, van and bike-sharing hubs as part of the growth. 

Clarke claimed submitting a planning application was “some way off” but it was vital “the area neighborhood, and men and women in Exeter, have an option to be concerned in the style and design of this new and extremely sustainable neighborhood.”