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Hundreds give their views on the future of Exeter’s South Street

By February 17, 2017January 26th, 2021Local Authority News, Member News & Updates

More than 450 people have given their view on the future of Exeter’s South Street by completing surveys online and at a public consultation event.

The results of the consultation will now be carefully analysed and a report will be drawn up for councillors. 

Around 360 people completed the South Street survey online. 

And more than 100 survey forms were filled in at the consultation event held at the Corn Exchange on January 25. Around 300 people attended the event. 

More than 200 handwritten comments and views left on post-it notes at the consultation will also be taken into account.

The City Council is holding the consultation to explore the potential for future investment in South Street.

A review is being carried out, and the council is working with local businesses, residents and the wider public to explore all the options.

Among the strongly emerging themes from the surveys analysed so far are the importance of cultural activity for the area, improving the appearance of shopfronts, supporting independent businesses and providing better links to the Quay. 

Cllr Rosie Denham, lead councillor for economy, said: “We are delighted with the response to the South Street consultation event. 

“Several hundred people attended on the day and provided a wide range of views on the future of the area, with a lot of positive comments and ideas about how it can flourish in the future.

“We will now collate all of these responses and determine the main themes which emerge from the consultation.”