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2017 AGM

Date Published: 20th July 2017

SIXTH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING & PRESENTATION: LOOKING TO THE FUTURE - ST JAMES AS PART OF THE CITY OF EXETER WEDNESDAY 5 JULY 2017 - 7PM Members and Associate Members of ESJF are warmly invited to the sixth...

Meeting with Minister

Date Published: 2nd July 2017

MEETING WITH GAVIN BARWELL MP MINISTER OF STATE FOR HOUSING AND PLANNING AT DCLG Steering Group Representatives with Ben Bradshaw MP outside the DCLG Steering Group is grateful to the support received from our...

Blooming St James

Date Published: 2nd July 2017

BLOOMING  ST JAMES The Royal Horticultural Society, through Britian in Bloom and It’s Your Neighbourhood, gives awards to community groups for their efforts in developing and nurturing the green spaces in our...

Rusty Bike Planning Application

Date Published: 2nd July 2017

THE RUSTY BIKE – Application for Change of Use to a family home One of the applications that the Forum is currently being consulted over is the Change of Use of The Rusty Bike pub in Howell Road to a family home...

Clock Tower Hotel

Date Published: 2nd July 2017

CLOCK TOWER HOTEL – application for change of use to 18 bed HMO withdrawn! Many thanks to all those who submitted an objection to this planning application which sought to convert the Hotel in New...

Paris Street Closure

Date Published: 25th March 2017

  CLOSURE OF PARIS STREET: final opportunity to express concerns over the impact on St James Following the granting of outline permission for the Bus Station Redevelopment Proposals at an extraordinary meeting at...

More Student Accommodation

Date Published: 25th March 2017

  MORE STUDENT ACCOMMODATION IN ST JAMES? The steady flow of planning applications for further student accommodation has continued over recent weeks, keeping Steering Group and its expert planning advisers busy as...

QCG Milestone

Date Published: 5th February 2017

  QUEEN'S CRESCENT GARDEN A Significant Milestone in the Queen's Crescent Garden's Compulsory Purchase Process has been Reached! Exeter City Council has completed the draft Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO) of...

Well Street Development

Date Published: 5th February 2017

  WELL STREET STUDENT DEVELOPMENT: Planning Application Refused It came as a pleasant surprise to everyone when the Planning Officer's Report to the Planning Committee was published that, counter to all prior...

Tea in the Park

Date Published: 5th February 2017

  TEA IN THE PARK: Celebrations in Queen's Crescent Garden       A great time was had by all who came to Queen's Crescent Garden on the afternoon of Saturday 25 June to celebrate the...

Successful Fifth AGM

Date Published: 5th February 2017

  SUCCESSFUL FIFTH AGM Exeter St James Forum held a very successful 5th AGM on 2 July, with Members voting unanimously in favour of the Forum's continuation beyond its initial 5 year term. Members'...

What Next for the NP?

Date Published: 5th February 2017

WHAT NEXT FOR THE NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN?   The failure of the Judge to uphold the Forum’s view, that Exeter City Council had frustrated the intentions of the Localism Act 2011 and the Exeter St James...

Legal Challenge Ends

Date Published: 12th November 2016

  LEGAL CHALLENGE ENDS It is with considerable disappointment and regret that the Steering Group has concluded that it should no longer pursue the legal challenge over the decision of ECC to grant permission for...

New Bus Station Update

Date Published: 14th October 2016

  NEW BUS STATION UPDATE Planning application for new bus station submitted The Reserved Matters planning application for the new bus station has now been submitted to Exeter City Council. This application is...

New Bus Station Consultation

Date Published: 9th July 2016

  NEW BUS STATION   A temporary bus station – update Exeter City Council is currently consulting on more temporary solutions whilst the new bus station is being built. Click here to see...

Forum Statement ECFC Development

Date Published: 7th July 2016

   FORUM STATEMENT: ST JAMES PARK DEVELOPMENT The most important objective of the Exeter St James Neighbourhood Plan is to improve community balance by preventing the continuing studentification of the St...

2016 AGM

Date Published: 6th July 2016

  EXETER ST JAMES FORUM FIFTH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING ST SIDWELL’S SCHOOL – SATURDAY 2 JULY 2016 at 4 PM   AGENDA 1. APOLOGIES 2. MINUTES of the fourth AGM June 2015 – for accuracy ...

ECF Strategy

Date Published: 30th June 2016

  ECF PRODUCES DRAFT COMMUNITY STRATEGY Both St James Forum and Trust are represented on Exeter Community Forum (ECF) - see previous articles in the News section. A city-wide organisation which emerged from co...

QCG Good News

Date Published: 30th June 2016

GOOD NEWS THRICE OVER FOR ST JAMES! Three Awards will see significant improvements THIS SPRING in Queen's Crescent Garden. First, Exeter St James Forum is delighted to be able to announce that an application by Exeter...

Football Club Development

Date Published: 30th June 2016

  FOOTBALL CLUB DEVELOPMENT   Earlier this month the Forum received a response to its appeal to the Department for Communities and Local Government concerning the planning consent granted by Exeter City...

Well St Student Development

Date Published: 29th June 2016

  WELL STREET STUDENT DEVELOPMENT: Update The application to convert the City Service Station in Well Street into a 68 student bed development will be considered by ECC Planning Committee on Monday 27 June at...

Bus Station Development

Date Published: 28th June 2016

  Bus Station Area Redevelopment Given Planning Consent Despite overwhelming negative comments, the proposals for the redevelopment of the bus and coach station area received outline consent at an Extraordinary...

Football Club Development - Forum Statement

Date Published: 31st May 2016

  FOOTBALL CLUB DEVELOPMENT: Forum Statement The recent decision by Exeter City Council Planning Committee to approve plans for the redevelopment of the Football Club, involving accommodation blocks for 327...

68 Student bed development Well Street

Date Published: 3rd May 2016

    68 STUDENT BEDROOMS proposed on City Service Station site, Well Street. Grainge Architects have informed the Forum of the proposal that City Service Station, 36 - 38 Well Street, be transformed into a 68...

RHS It's Your Neighbourhood Awards 2015

Date Published: 10th April 2016

  Blooming Marvellous ! Part of the Royal Horticultural Society's Britain in Bloom initiative, It's Your Neighbourhood (IYN) is a scheme for volunteer-led community groups which are focused on clearing up and...

QCG Update April 2016

Date Published: 10th April 2016

  QCG Update April 2016 The First Shoots of Regeneration Herald a New Era for Queen's Crescent Garden! Few in St James can have failed to notice the hive of activity Queen's Crescent Garden became this spring,...

Football Club Development Go Ahead

Date Published: 17th March 2016

  FOOTBALL CLUB DEVELOPMENT GOES AHEAD At its meeting on 8 February ECC Planning Committee, to the overwhelming dismay of the permanent residents of St James, approved the plans for a replacement stand at the...

Pocket Parks Bid

Date Published: 15th February 2016

GOOD NEWS THRICE OVER FOR ST JAMES! Three Awards will see significant improvements THIS SPRING in Queen's Crescent Garden. Exeter St James Forum is delighted to be able to announce that an application by Exeter St...

Football Club Application

Date Published: 9th February 2016

  Football Club Application to Planning Committee on 8 February?   Exeter Football Club Development – Architect's drawing for student blocks along railway corridor.   ESJF has submitted a...

Football Club Planning Committee

Date Published: 9th February 2016

    FOOTBALL CLUB APPLICATION: SPEAKING AT PLANNING COMMITTEE Monday 8 February, Rennes Room, Civic Centre, 5.30pm The Forum's Steering Group thanks the many members of ESJF and other residents of St James...

Bus & Coach Station Latest

Date Published: 29th January 2016

  Bus & Coach Station Development: Latest Proposals to close the top of Paris Street and re-route traffic through streets in St James are, the applicants say, essential for the success of the redevelopment of...

Exeter Football Club Development

Date Published: 11th January 2016

  Does this improve the balance in the community?   Exeter Football Club Development – Architect's drawing for student blocks along railway corridor. Let Exeter City Council know what you think now ...

Pride of Exeter Awards

Date Published: 26th November 2015

  Forum Shortlisted for Award Exeter St James Forum has received the following message from the Express & Echo: "CONGRATULATIONS. On behalf of the Express and Echo we are delighted to inform you that you...

ECF in St James

Date Published: 18th November 2015

  EXETER COMMUNITY FORUM   The recent, successful one-day conference, "Our Communities: Our Future" (read more here), is being followed by a series of 6 events across the city. One was held in St...

Football Club Development

Date Published: 18th November 2015

    ANOTHER 300+ STUDENTS IN ST JAMES?   Residents of St James can expect a planning application for up to 330 student units on the Yeo & Davey site off Old Tiverton Road later this month. To...

Football Club Proposals

Date Published: 6th November 2015

  FOOTBALL CLUB PROPOSALS – LATEST New stand and large student accommodation blocks On display at Exeter City FC, St James Park, on Friday 30th October and Saturday 31stOctober; click here to see the...

Exeter Community Forum

Date Published: 22nd October 2015

  OUR COMMUNITIES: OUR FUTURE A one day conference was held at the Exeter Community Centre, St Davids Hill, Exeter on Saturday 17 October 2015. Both Exeter St James Forum and Trust are founder members of Exeter...

Boundary Commission Threat

Date Published: 22nd October 2015

  Boundary Commission Threat to St James  It was confirmed at the end of September 2015 that the Local Government Boundary Commission for England (LGBCE) proposals for changes to Exeter City Council ward...

CAB Housing Report

Date Published: 22nd October 2015

  The Citizens Advice Bureau has undertaken research in Exeter on the housing challenges faced by a university city. It particularly focuses on St James, Pennsylvania and...

Walk-in Centre

Date Published: 24th August 2015

  Possible closure of Sidwell Street Walk-in Centre This facility within St James is threatened with closure as part of a review of NHS services being carried out by the Northern, Eastern and Western (NEW) Devon...

Football Club

Date Published: 31st July 2015

    Public Exhibition on Football Club Development Proposals The St James Park Development exhibition - Exeter City Football Club - Friday 24 July 2pm – 7pm and Saturday 25 July 10am –...

Boundary Commission Proposals

Date Published: 18th July 2015

  Devon County (click here for details) St James is split down the middle: the western half being placed in the new division of Duryard & Pennsylvania and the eastern half in the new division of St Sidwells...

QCG News

Date Published: 9th July 2015

  LATEST NEWS  LATEST NEWS  QCG News Update 11 June 2015 Significant Step Forward for QCG Project: Consultation Period for Planning Application NOW running The planning application for proposed...

2015 AGM

Date Published: 21st May 2015

EXETER ST JAMES FORUM FOURTH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING ST SIDWELL’S SCHOOL – SATURDAY 13th JUNE 2015 at 4 PM 4.00pm University of Exeter GRAND CHALLENGES: BEYOND CONFLICT  Presentation by students in...

Queen’s Crescent Garden News

Date Published: 14th May 2015

  Queen's Crescent Garden Project – Latest News... The setting up of Exeter St James Community Trust Ltd, of which we would encourage any of you who have not yet become members to do so simply by purchasing...

ELECTORAL REVIEW OF EXETER

Date Published: 12th March 2015

ELECTORAL REVIEW OF EXETER The Local Government Boundary Commission for England has formally commenced an electoral review of Exeter City Council. The purpose of this email is to inform you of the review and seek your...

AGM Minutes

Date Published: 6th October 2014

Minutes of the Annual General Meeting of the St James’ Forum on 14th June 2014 at St Sidwell’s Primary School 15:30 Present: Jo Hawkins, Cllr Keith Owen, Robyn Connett, Aylwyn Bowen, Andrew Digby, Clive...

ESJF NEWSLETTER 24

Date Published: 10th August 2014

  Improved scheme at Cricket Club Explanation of legal action • The Forum’s legal challenge has been discontinued. ESJF has decided not to proceed with application to the High Court. ...

NEWS UPDATE

Date Published: 18th July 2014

  CRICKET CLUB PLANNING CONSENTS – LEGAL CHALLENGE On 16 June, Exeter City Council’s Planning Committee gave permission for the redevelopment of the site of the present pavilion into four blocks of...

ESJF NEWSLETTER 23

Date Published: 21st June 2014

  EXETER CRICKET CLUB DEVELOPMENT The application for planning permission to build student accommodation and a new pavilion went to Exeter City Council Planning Committee on Monday 16th June. The City Council...

AGM

Date Published: 23rd May 2014

VIEW or Download a copy of  ESJF Chair’s Report to the third AGM 14th July 2014 VIEW or Download a copy of Exeter St James Forum Accounts 1st June 2013 to 31st May 2014   ESJF THIRD AGM ...

Exeter Cricket Club Development News Update

Date Published: 12th May 2014

Application: 14/0815/03 Exeter Cricket Club, County Ground, Prince Of Wales Road, Exeter, EX4 4PR:  Exeter St James Forum – The Design Panel’s considered view. The Exeter St James Design Panel has been...

ESJF Newsletter 22

Date Published: 14th April 2014

Exeter Cricket Club Development Planning permission has now been formally applied for at Exeter City Council for a development of student accommodation on a section of land at Exeter Cricket Club County Ground. You can...

ESJF NEWSLETTER 21

Date Published: 30th January 2014

Fall in Love with Queen’s Crescent Garden on Valentine’s weekend Any moment now a banner will go up in the garden and a leaflet will arrive through the letterboxes of St James ward - to publicise the...

University Housing Fair

Date Published: 15th January 2014

St James Forum at University Housing Fair Thanks to the Guild of Students, Forum Steering Group members were able to attend the highly successful University Housing Fair. What an interesting event and a unique...

ESJF NEWSLETTER 20

Date Published: 14th November 2013

  EXETER CRICKET CLUB Residents and interested parties have been invited to a consultation regarding proposals for student accommodation and a new cricket pavilion at Exeter Cricket Club, Prince of Wales Road. ...

ESJF NEWSLETTER 19

Date Published: 30th September 2013

  Great News! ESJF Secures Funding for Community’s Top Priority Project The Forum is very close to securing the total funding required for Stage One of the Queen’s Crescent Garden Project that later...

ESJF NEWSLETTER 18

Date Published: 26th July 2013

  WE’VE DONE IT! CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL ESJF MEMBERS AND ASSOCIATE MEMBERS  On the evening of 16th July Exeter City Council adopted the Exeter St James Neighbourhood Plan. The Plan now forms part of...

ESJF NEWSLETTER 17

Date Published: 12th June 2013

ESJF AGM NEWS Steering Group –   the new line-up Following a successful Annual General Meeting on 8th June the Forum has a new Steering Group (SG) and has been given powers to work in partnership with...

Campaign New Final

Date Published: 3rd May 2013

  THAT’S A DEFINITE YES St James Neighbourhood Plan referendum, 2 May 2013 RESULT Yes                 951     91.6% No        ...

REFERENDUM NEWS 3

Date Published: 29th April 2013

  Can you think of 10 voters in St James you could encourage to Vote YES? Pick up the phone… call on a neighbour... or mention it in the street POSTERS – REFERENDUM REMINDER You may have seen...

REFERENDUM NEWS 2

Date Published: 17th April 2013

POSTAL VOTERS – EARLY CHANCE TO VOTE YES On 19 April, postal vote ballot papers will be sent to voters in St James ward who have registered for absentee or postal voting. You will receive two sets of papers,...

REFERENDUM NEWS 1

Date Published: 25th March 2013

VOTE YES CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED May 2nd is REFERENDUM DAY  – your chance to vote Yes – Yes for St James Neighbourhood Plan to become a formal planning document, to be taken into account by...

ESJF NEWSLETTER 16

Date Published: 15th March 2013

  NEXT STEPS – WORKSHOP ON 21 MARCH What happens to the Forum after the expected referendum on 2 May? When do Forum members, in partnership with other local groups and the councils, start work on our...

Workshop Invite

Date Published: 23rd February 2013

  INVITATION Download a copy ESJF Invites you to a Members’ Workshop Thursday 21st March 2013 at the York Road Spiritualist Church 7 – 9pm. New and exciting projects lie ahead What do we want...

ESJF NEWSLETTER 15

Date Published: 18th February 2013

  EXAMINER GIVES GO AHEAD ON TRACK FOR REFERENDUM IN MAY St James’s Neighbourhood Plan has been independently examined and, subject to our making the recommended amendments, can now proceed towards the...

ESJF NEWSLETTER 14

Date Published: 12th February 2013

  Neighbourhood Plan goes to examiner The Plan moves forward to the next stage The Neighbourhood Plan for St James has been sent to the independent examiner, Graham Self, and his report is expected to be issued...

ESJF NEWSLETTER 13

Date Published: 20th December 2012

Neighbourhood Plan submitted to Exeter City Council Another milestone for the Forum – and a great way to end the year The Neighbourhood Plan for St James was submitted to the council today, 20 December. ...

ESJF NEWSLETTER 12

Date Published: 10th October 2012

SPECIAL - NEWS NO. 12   FIRST FORMAL CONSULATION BEGINS The Forum’s Steering Group is delighted to let you know that the first formal consultation on the neighbourhood plan for St James starts on 10...

ESJF NEWSLETTER 11

Date Published: 19th September 2012

Forum sends 2 proposals to City Council’s planning consultation Exeter St James Forum has submitted two representations to Exeter City Council’s Sites Allocation and Development Management consultation. ...

ESJF NEWSLETTER 10

Date Published: 30th August 2012

Forum is official designated group You may have seen the yellow planning notices around the ward for our second application to Exeter City Council. Consultation ended on 20 August and ESJF is now the designated...

Have Your Say

Date Published: 17th July 2012

  HAVE YOUR SAY ON DEVELOPMENT IN THE CITY What land should be allocated for development? How will people travel? What land should we protect? Come along to our exhibitions and find out more: Countess Wear...

ESJF NEWSLETTER 9

Date Published: 9th July 2012

  APPROVAL FOR DESIGNATED AREA OF ST JAMES –NOW FORUM APPLIES TO BE DESIGNATED BODY Yellow public notices are on lamp posts around St James again. Following consent from Exeter City Council to our...

Highways Meeting

Date Published: 21st June 2012

Highways meeting to discuss issues following completion of York Road scheme Exeter City Council and Devon County Council are holding the meeting on Wednesday 11 July at 7 pm, Fountain Room, St Sidwell's Community...

ESJF NEWS ISSUE 8

Date Published: 14th June 2012

 ESJF NEWSLETTER JUNE PLENTY TO SAY AT OPEN DAY   Open day on 9 June brought close on 100 members, new and old, and associates together to look at the draft proposals, attend the first AGM and enjoy the...

Formal Application

Date Published: 10th May 2012

  FIRST FORMAL APPLICATION - ANOTHER STEP FORWARD The Forum has taken its first formal step in the neighbourhood plan process. We have applied to Exeter City Council for approval for the area of St James...

FIRST AGM

Date Published: 1st May 2012

  See AGENDA Nominations for MEMBERSHIP  AGM EXETER ST JAMES FORUM FIRST OPEN DAY AND ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING ST SIDWELLS C OF E SCHOOL SAT 9TH JUNE 2012 2pm – 5pm 2pm Welcome and opportunity...

ESJF NEWS ISSUE 7

Date Published: 30th April 2012

  IT’S NOT TOO LATE TO GIVE YOUR PRIORITIES The Forum’s consultation meeting for members and associates on 17 April was the first opportunity for most members to comment on and add to the preliminary...

Discussion Meeting

Date Published: 7th April 2012

  Your neighbourhood    NOW & TOMORROW Can residents influence the future of St James?... How it will look  How we plan for a more balanced community Where new...

ESJF NEWS ISSUE 6

Date Published: 22nd March 2012

        DRAFTING THE NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN – Your Part Preliminary work is underway on the draft neighbourhood plan. An experienced planning consultant will be recruited to assist our NP...

ESJF NEWS ISSUE 5

Date Published: 22nd February 2012

Welcome to the second news letter of 2012. This is the year in which the Forum builds on our launch last May and the work of the voluntary task groups over the past four months. It will be a busy year. By November,...

ESJF NEWS ISSUE 4

Date Published: 8th January 2012

NEWS 4 JANUARY 2012 A happy New Year and best wishes for 2012 to all In the Forum, we are looking forward to a successful outcome for the St James Neighbourhood Plan later this year. By the end of 2011, volunteer...

St James Traffic Proposals

Date Published: 6th October 2011

LATEST ON TRAFFIC PROPOSALS Devon County Council and Exeter City Council are proposing major changes to the road system in St James, starting with the junction of Sidwell Street and New North Road - 'London Inn...

ESJF NEWS ISSUE 3

Date Published: 2nd October 2011

        Welcome to the third newsletter for members of Exeter St James Forum TASK GROUPS AND WEBSITE LAUNCHED The neighbourhood plan for St James has taken a big step forward. Members of the...

ESJF NEWS ISSUE 2

Date Published: 4th September 2011

        Welcome to the second newsletter for members of Exeter St James Forum Front Runner Bid is Successful ! St James, Exeter, was one of the successful bids for £20,000 funding for...

ESJF NEWS ISSUE 1

Date Published: 18th June 2010

 Welcome to the first newsletter for members of Exeter St James Forum  Yes to the neighbourhood plan Following the unanimous decision at our open meeting on 25 May to go ahead with preparations for a...