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Monstrous Monkerton Retail Development threatens City viability

23 February 2018

Exeter Green Party have called on councillors to throw out a planning application for a giant new retail park on the edge of Exeter.

Green's Challenge Council's booming Exeter Claims

31 January 2018

Exeter Green Party has challenged the Labour Council’s claims that Exeter, already the second fastest growing city in the country, must continue to grow.

Public meeting with Molly Scott Cato, Green Party MEP for SW England.

21 January 2018

All welcome: a chance to hear the views of a leading MEP, and to raise issues that concern you. Apart from Brexit, Molly Scott Cato has been at the forefront of challenging corporate and individual tax ‘dodging’ across the EU, and she is a key advocate for sustainable agriculture and environmental protection – alongside many other issues. And as a Professor of Green Economics she offers a thoughtful and alternative perspective on current events.

Council air pollution plan: big on ambition, light on detail, say Greens

13 January 2018

Exeter Green Party has slammed the Labour Council over a new draft Air Quality Action Plan, which sets out ideas for reducing illegal levels of nitrogen dioxide, caused almost entirely by the city’s traffic. Levels of the air pollutant – known to shorted lives and cause serious health problems, have remained illegal for ten years, despite a plan being in place to tackle the problem since 2010. The draft report is being considered by Exeter City Council’s Scrutiny Committee on January 11th before being opened to public consultation .

Greens choose well-known peace campaigner as candidate in by election

24 November 2017

The Green Party has announced that well-known peace campaigner and union activist, Tom Milburn, will be their candidate in the forthcoming city council by election in Newtown and St Leonards. Tom has lived in the city centre for 20 years, having first come to Exeter as a student. Tom says that the proliferation of luxury student flats and the future of the bus station site are two major concerns local residents talk about.

A new vision for bus station

10 October 2017

Green Party Councillor, Chris Musgrave, has welcomed a decision by the City Council to keep the bus station open, after developers pulled the plug on £100m redevelopment plans of the area. Cllr Musgrave set out the case for an alternative vision for the site, which Greens have long called for. Their plans include a lower cost swimming pool built to the highest environmental standards, a covered modern market square and spaces for small local businesses and social enterprises, an open air multi-purpose recreational green space, genuinely affordable housing and a bus and coach station that is large enough to cope with future increases in passenger numbers, and which includes space for bike hire and mobility buggy hire.

Greens pledge to tackle air pollution as Council promise cross-party approach to tackling ‘health crisis’

18 September 2017

Greens have called on Exeter City Council to live up to their promise of working cross-party to address the city’s notorious air pollution. The pledge was made at a council committee meeting last week, when councillors discussed a report on air quality in Exeter. The City Council is developing a new draft Air Quality Action Plan, to be published in January, which will detail how the council intends to reduce illegal levels of nitrogen dioxide in the city – levels which have remained illegal for ten years, despite a plan being in place to tackle them, since 2010.

Greens expose the inconvenient truth behind Labour’s drive to grow Exeter

15 September 2017

As councillors on an Exeter City Council committee meet this Thursday to discuss Exeter’s air quality, the Green Party have slammed the Council for years of inaction, demanding bold measures to tackle air pollution, mainly caused by traffic, and make it easier to move around the city.

Greens demand City Council stop using toxic weed-killer in Exeter

15 September 2017

The Green Party will today send an open letter to the leader of Exeter City Council, Pete Edwards, urging him to press the City Council to end the use of a toxic pesticide in Exeter.







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