Clifton Hill, Exeter

Planning application now submitted for a mixed housing development on the site of the former Leisure Centre


Video presentation for Clifton Hill now available to view

Clifton Hill development

Following the closure of Clifton Hill Leisure Centre and subsequent Council resolutions regarding the sale of the site, Exeter City Living is bringing forward proposals for a mixed development of 44 modern houses and apartments on this site at Clifton Hill. These new homes will be constructed to the highest quality and environmental standards to reduce energy costs and create attractive family homes.

The story so far

In June 2018 Exeter City Council created Exeter City Living as a development delivery company to deliver market sale and affordable new homes for the residents of Exeter. Working alongside the Council Housing Team, Exeter City Living will boost the council’s response to the city’s housing needs, by


•    building and managing more and better homes

•    helping to reduce pressure on the council’s housing waiting list, and

•    improving the lives of residents by building homes that are low 

       energy, healthy and climate-resilient.


February Consultation

The project team has engaged in a comprehensive range of consultation activities with stakeholders, neighbours and the wider community.

●    Ward councillors briefing session - January 2020

●    Public Consultation – February 2020 

●    Design Review Panel – March 2020

●    Ward councillors online update session – April 2020 


We received a wide range of comments and suggestions during the February consultation as shown in the attached pdf 


All of the feedback we received has been carefully considered by the design and planning team as they have worked up the more detailed proposals. Click here to see a summary of concerns and our response.


Scheme Details

In April we shared the detailed proposals for a mixed development of 44 modern houses and apartments on the former Leisure Centre site at Clifton Hill.


A full planning application has now been submitted to Exeter City Council. The application documents, reports and surveys are available to view on the Council’s online planning portal at following the planning links and inserting the reference 20/0691/FUL.

Click on the link to view the detailed scheme

Alternatively, you can view a more detailed video presentation of the proposals here 

& questions

We appreciate that there is a lot of detail here and you may well have some comments or questions. Visit the Live Q&A  page to view questions put to the team by local ward councillors and community representatives on 17 April.

If you cannot find an answer to your query or wish to make a general comment, please click on the link below:


For further information or queries

If you have any questions or comments please contact

Avril Baker Consultancy, Consultation Coordinator for Exeter City Living


t: 0117 977 2002   e:


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