Devon County Council and Exeter City Council are seeking your views to make your area better, sustainable and community-driven.
A number of emergency active travel infrastructure measures were introduced in the Heavitree and Whipton area earlier in the year, in a bid to support the areas to become greener, healthier and more attractive places to live. During the trials, a lot of feedback has been received from residents in support or against the pop-up trials. At the County Council’s October committee meeting, decisions were made to make permanent or remove pop-up trials in Heavitree and Whipton.
The purpose of this consultation is to seek more in-depth views on what communities need in terms of changes to streets and highways. We aim to engage with local people who know the area best: those that live, work and travel through there. This will ensure that any changes made are in line with the needs and requirements of the people using them.
In the consultation, the community is asked for comments on various subjects, such as ‘spaces to walk and cycle’, the ‘amount of traffic on the streets and roads’, as well as more open questions such as ‘what would make the street environment better?’
The results of this consultation will lead directly to the design of highway improvements. The design options will be presented back to the community for further consultation. In this way, the community continue to be involved throughout the process and can be assured that individual voices and opinions are heard.
When we are clear on what the community want for their streets, we can go through the usual processes for highways changes.
The digital consultation platform can be found at the following web address- https://placebuilder.io/exeterstreets
Phase 1 of the consultation will close on Friday 18 December.
We would like to encourage as many people as possible to participate in the consultation. The majority of our awareness campaign will be presented via social media, but to reach the widest number of participants we are providing a number of community organisations with printed posters.