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PEOPLE are being asked for their views on how Exeter should develop over the next 17 years. The city council is holding a consultation on the growth of Exeter up to 2026 in response to development targets set by the Regional Spatial Strategy. More than 1

PEOPLE are being asked for their views on how Exeter should develop over the next 17 years.

The city council is holding a consultation on the growth of Exeter up to 2026 in response to development targets set by the Regional Spatial Strategy.

More than 14,000 new homes are proposed for the latest version of the strategy.

The council accepted an earlier draft for 12,000 homes but objected to the increase.


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Regional Spatial Strategies emerged from the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 which abolished structure plans. They provide a regional level planning framework for the regions of England.

AN INDIAN summer could be on the way - if the latest predictions from the Met Office are to believed.

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After a 'barbeque summer' forecasted in June failed to materialise, the Exeter-based office has predicted some fine weather on the way with increasing amounts of sunshine.

SOME of Exeter's most fascinating buildings will open their doors to the public free of charge.

As part of Heritage Open Days, the annual event takes place from Thursday until this Sunday, September 13.

Properties opening their doors include St Nicholas Priory, Cricklepit Mill and Exeter's Underground Passages.

For more information, call Exeter Visitor Information on 01392 6657000.

THE GRECIANS poor start to life in League One continued last Saturday, September 5, with a 3-0 defeat away at Gillingham.

Exeter City are now placed in twentieth position in the table after a record of two draws, three defeats and just one win from six games.

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