St. Leonards Neighbourhood Association

Exeter Devon England Registered Charity Number:- 283568

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CURRENT TOPICS OF INTEREST

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MOUNT RADFORD LAWN

This is yet another very serious problem for the community. ERADE are moving to Exmouth and their site on the south side of Topsham Road is being developed into housing and a care home, but the playing field on the other side of Topsham Road is not part of that development. A public consultation was held by Burringtons on May 7th which displayed their ideas for placing 8 houses on the site, they were given a rough ride by most of the visitors. This is not yet a planning application. ECC Planning dept, Sport England and the National Planning Policy all say that as it is a playing field it will be protected. Call me cynical, but I am not reassured by the word ‘protected’. Burrington Estates have acquired the option to buy the land which they will do if they get planning permission.

I have been in conversation with ERADE over the last few years over this piece of land as I have a vision for it. A flat green playing field, the only one of its kind in St Leonards, with a much needed low-impact, multi-purpose community building to one side. Along the lines of the one being built in Belmont Park at the moment.

The community must not let us lose yet more green space to some ghastly ‘executive home’ development. Keep an eye on the website for updates on our efforts. Your help may be needed.

In the mean time could you please complete our survey and petition below, we need to show the City Council how the community feels about this development.

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We can't complain about something unless we have a better idea.

The Neighbourhood Association would like to put forward another, more community friendly option for Mount Radford Lawn. Click below to see our vision.

The survey and petition link is here.

Things seem to be moving quite fast on this issue so keep an eye on this page to get the latest news.

PLEASE TAKE PART IN OUR SURVEY AND PETITION TO THE EXETER CITY COUNCIL TO PROTECT THIS PLAYING FIELD FOR THE COMMUNITY

OUR VISION FOR MOUNT RADFORD LAWN

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BULL MEADOW PARK - ALMSHOUSE DEVELOPMENT UPDATE good news!!

Just after the last issue of The Neighbourhood News went to press we heard the good news that the Exeter City Council had decided to go back on their decision to sell a small piece of Bull Meadow Park to Exeter Homes Trust to enable a more convenient vehicle access to EHT’s site. I must congratulate all concerned, Councillors, the protest group and all those who let the Council know how they felt about it. A victory for local democracy and common sense.

Cllr Bialyk, Leader of the Council said that in future the Exeter City Council would be a 'listening' Council. We must all remember that!

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