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‘Lost million’ on student housing uncovered by Exeter Greens

07 July 2019

Exeter Green Party say that a policy offering discounts to developers of student accommodation in the city has lost the council almost £1 million. The Community Infrastructure Charging Levy (CIL), currently applies a 50% ‘discount’ on levy fees compared to domestic construction. In St David’s ward alone, developers have only been charged £938,000 compared to almost £1.876 million if the levy had been applied at the same rate as residential construction.

Free car parking ‘grossly irresponsible’ say Greens

02 July 2019

Exeter Greens have described a decision by the Labour-run council to introduce free parking in Exeter city centre on Thursday evenings as ‘grossly irresponsible.’ Green Party councillor, Diana Moore, says offering free parking at a time when the council faces severe cuts to funding for vital public services, and when the council has pledged to tackle the climate emergency and the city’s dangerous levels of air pollution makes no sense.

New Progressive Group on Exeter City Council will challenge ‘one Party state’

10 May 2019

A new ‘progressive group’ on Exeter City Council, made up of Green, Liberal Democrat and Independent councillors, has been established to challenge the ‘one party state’ in the city.

Historic Win for Greens in Exeter City Council Elections

03 May 2019

Exeter Green Party are celebrating after a historic win in the City Council elections. Diana Moore has become the city’s first elected Green councillor after a landslide victory in St David’s ward. She won the seat off Labour winning 1455 votes (55%) compared to Labour’s 796 (30%).

Exeter’s first Green councillor to step down, but Party confident of victory in local elections

08 April 2019

Exeter’s first Green Party councillor, Chris Musgrave, to stand down after three years as a councillor. Green Party confident of winning at least one seat in May’s city council elections

Green Party Election Challenge over Clifton Hill

08 April 2019

Exeter Green Party welcomes the decision of Exeter Liberal Democrats to join us in standing aside in the May city council elections in Newtown and St Leonards ward. The invitation comes in the wake of the Save Clifton Hill Green Space Campaign announcing it intends to put up an independent candidate to fight Labour.

Exeter Greens throw their support behind today’s Youth Strike for the climate

15 March 2019

Local Green Party members will join students striking from schools, colleges and university today to demand the government takes real action on climate change.

Draft Exeter Transport Plan is a dead-end say Greens

11 March 2019

Exeter Green Party has demanded Devon County Council withdraw their draft Transport Strategy for Exeter, labelling it unfit for the 21st century.

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly – Greens respond to Labour ripping up their motion on climate emergency

01 March 2019

Exeter Green Party have responded to the ripping up of their Climate Emergency motion by Labour councillors and replacing it with their own climate motion.







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