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The future of Exeter's South Street

Credit: Exeter City Council

Key areas for improvement include better links to the Quay

Proposals for the refurbishment of Exeter’s South Street will be discussed by the city’s Executive next week.

A report for councillors highlights South Street as an important part of the city, which is changing as the city centre transforms. The street needs to create its own identity and clarify its function, while acting as an important link between the city centre and the Quay.

Key areas for improvement were identified as creating better access for pedestrians and cyclists, providing better links to the Quay, encouraging more residential and employment use and improving existing building facades.

Councillor Rachel Sutton, Lead Councillor for Economy and Culture, says: “South Street is a very important part of the city centre, linking the High Street, Fore Street and the Quay.

”It is clearly in need of some improvement and modernisation, which much of the city centre has experienced in recent years, and these exciting proposals would certainly breathe new life into the area.

“With some imagination and careful planning it is possible to create a thriving retail and residential area, which gives priority to pedestrians and cyclists, and provides much better links to the Quay. I look forward to these proposals progressing.”

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