Exeter is the economic powerhouse of the South West and has one of the fastest growing populations in the UK.
The city has one of the lowest claimant count rates in the UK and workplace salaries are well above the South West average.
Its Liveable Exeter programme is focused on delivering a series of new sustainable neighbourhoods and communities within Exeter built on Garden City principles.
These will be mixed-use communities delivering up to 12,000 new homes over the next 20 years with spaces for people to live, work, play and for businesses to grow and prosper.
Liveable Exeter aims to realise the city’s ambition of delivering clean and sustainable growth while ensuring that development responds to the character of the city and its setting.
Exeter’s ambition to achieve a Net Zero Carbon City by 2030 remains its top priority.
The city recently completed the UK’s first Passivhaus leisure centre and the UK’s first Passivhaus Extra Care facility. It has also delivered a large number of Passivhaus homes which significantly reduce both carbon emissions and energy costs for residents, and an ambitious plan is underway to retrofit the Council’s entire housing stock to low energy standards.