Time to use Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) to reward developers of eco-homes, say Greens

16 October 2019

Greens have called for developers of eco-friendly homes to be rewarded while those who fail to meet high environmental standards be penalised.

Greens say planned park and ride is anti-climate, dinosaur policy

08 October 2019

Greens have called out Devon County Council for ignoring their own Climate Emergency policy by seeking to build a new park and ride on the edge of Exeter. Park and ride on the city’s edge is a ‘business as usual’ response. It actively encourages private car use and longer car journeys.

Exeter Greens announce Joe Levy to stand again as parliamentary candidate

01 October 2019

Exeter Green Party have announced Joe Levy will be their their candidate for a likely autumn general election and will fight on a platform of ‘yes to Europe, no to climate change.’

Climate change and air pollution are priorities for Heavitree and Whipton says by election candidate

30 September 2019

Exeter Green Party members have selected a former Devon County Council Special Education Needs case manager as their candidate in the upcoming County Council by-election in the Heavitree and Whipton ward.

Zero progress on zero waste

18 September 2019

Green Councillor, Diana Moore has said there is zero progress on implementing an end to the use of single use plastics in Exeter City Council buildings and events. A motion calling for the phasing out of single use plastics was unanimously supported by councillors last April, when it was brought forward by former Green Councillor Chris Musgrave. But new Green councillor Diana Moore says there is clear evidence of single use plastics still in use.

‘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%).

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