Bus and Coach Station Development Principles
Bus and Coach station area
The area defined by Sidwell Street, Paris Street and Cheeke Street, which includes the Bus and Coach Station site, represents the most significant redevelopment opportunity in the City Centre. The adjacent Bus Depot site provides the opportunity to extend the development area provided a suitable alternative location for the depot can be found.
The adopted Exeter First Review Local Plan allocates this block of land for comprehensive redevelopment that includes an enhanced bus station, retail floorspace, commercial leisure uses, entertainment uses, short-stay car parking, non-family housing and other uses.
The adopted Exeter Core Strategy recognises the site as the key development opportunity within the City Centre and identifies the site as suitable for mixed use development including retail. The need for a new Bus Station is also recognised.
A Site Allocations and Development Management DPD is currently being prepared. This will also contain policies relevant to the Bus and Coach Station area. Information about this document can be found on a dedicated page by following this link:
A set of Development Principles have also been drawn up to guide the preparation of any development scheme for this area. They allow some flexibility in the design, layout and mix of uses, whilst ensuring that certain key principles are delivered. The Development Principles were the subject of public consultation between 12th March and 23rd April 2012. The final Development Principles document can be viewed and downloaded below:
A paper copy is available to view in the Civic Centre reception on Paris Street.
For more information about the Development Principles please contact Howard Smith on 01392 265272