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Exeter Cycling Campaign’s Response to Planning Applications

Volunteers in the Exeter Cycling Campaign respond to planning applications to ensure that city, county and national planning policies are adhered to and consideration is given to people who walk or cycle.


Over the last two years the Exeter Cycling Campaign has responded to over 55 planning applications.  The Exeter Cycling Campaign responses point out where planning proposals fall short of city, county and national policies and guidance and propose how developments can be improved for people walking and cycling.


The Exeter Cycling Campaign proposals are often embraced by city / county planners and find their way into planning consent conditions.


These proposals are helping to build a safe network of cycle paths so that people can choose to cycle for their everyday journeys.


“Developers often appear ignorant of city, county and national policies about how to provide safely for people who walk and cycle.  Car-centred thinking continues to predominate.


The Exeter Cycling Campaign is calling on Devon County and Exeter City to plan and build a  comprehensive, convenient and connected network of cycle paths for people of all ages and abilities to choose cycling as the safe, natural choice for everyday journeys.”


Key Outputs

Planning responses (see here and here for example) proposing improvements to new planning applications.  These have resulted development proposals being amended or conditions being placed in planning consent which improve the built environment for safe cycling.


Project Lead and Partners Involved

  • Led by Exeter Cycling Campaign volunteers