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2 months ago

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Section 11: Culture and tourism Tourism as a green industry contributing to net zero and the role of the canal and quaysides seem underplayed in this section. Exeter, A Waterway City, and water related tourism, could create a whole new income stream. The canal is a West Country green holiday base in waiting. Electric hire boat and canal glamping holidays on parts of the canal meet the growing market for greener holidays. Trail boats would be able to visit the canal if it had a functioning slipway. Improved arrangements at the A379 bridges and provision of moorings with first class facilities would attract visiting vessels including from the sea to cruise the canal and stay at the basin. The boatyard would thrive. Associated businesses would benefit, and income would increase. So would responses to meet a range of net zero emissions targets. Cultural facilities, 11.10-11.13 With the attractions of the canal and basin and quayside and the prestige of Heritage Harbour status, Exeter could host national and international waterborne and water related conferences, another step towards the world-class. An annual canal festival is already underway and adds to the waterway’s part in the city’s all-year-round cultural, social and commercial calendar. Details of cultural and tourist events belong to a further stage of the Plan’s development but should be signalled strategically in the Draft as including the historic harbour and canal. The relationship between new facilities for cultural uses on and off the water and brownfield development around Water Lane and the Canal Basin should be indicated. The Draft should also reference the objective of infrastructure preservation, regeneration and restoration as aspects of the city’s culture, including restoring Topsham Lock that links the canal to the river and gives access to Topsham Harbour. 11.7 Exeter’s Heritage Harbour complements the aims of the Creative Arc as an agent for culture-led personal development and social change. The harbour’s scope for education and training and creative led artistic activities could contribute to the Arc’s funding bids for investment. 11.8 and 11.9 The canal and basin’s regeneration merits new place-making through interpretation boards and trails, as well as consideration in the Public Art Strategy. Strategic policy C1, Protecting and enhancing cultural and tourism facilities We suggest the first sentence needs clarification or re-presenting. What constitutes ‘viable’ for a cultural use? Money and funding? Quality? Going out of fashion. Hard to organise? Will the lowest common denominator become the decider for cultural activities? In fact – is the sentence really necessary? What is not working will not be likely to last anyway. The aim of sentence 2 would benefit from clarification also. It reads oddly. If proposals had ‘unacceptable impacts on amenity and the quality of the natural, built and historic environment’, they would not enhance the profile and identity of Exeter as a city of culture and tourist destination. Is the intention here to protect the ‘local’ from bigger interests, or to keep out inappropriate or vulgar attractions?

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3 months ago

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• Tourism and Recreation S-TR-1: Proposals supporting, promoting or facilitating tourism and recreation activities, particularly where this creates additional utilisation of related facilities beyond typical usage patterns, should be supported. • Tourism and Recreation S-TR-2: Proposals that enhance or promote tourism and recreation activities will be supported. Proposals for development must demonstrate that they will, in order of preference: a) avoid b) minimise c) mitigate significant adverse impacts on tourism and recreation activities. • Access S-ACC-1: Proposals, including in relation to tourism and recreation, should demonstrate that they will, in order of preference: a) avoid b) minimise c) mitigate significant adverse impacts on public access. • Displacement S-DIST-1: Proposals, including in relation to tourism and recreational activities, within and adjacent to the south marine plan areas must demonstrate that they will, in order of preference: a) avoid b) minimise c) mitigate significant cumulative adverse physical disturbance or displacement impacts on highly mobile species.

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3 months ago

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As trustees of the Methodist Church, Sidwell Street, we are concerned that limited resources, both financial and human, put this Grade 2 * building at risk. We are aware and, and others are becoming aware, that this building is almost unique, not only in the UK, but world wide. It has superb acoustics, an excellent organ and unusual construction and architecture. We wish to register our desire to work with the Council and other agencies to preserve this building and maximise its use.

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3 months ago

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See comments submitted on behalf of Bloor

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3 months ago

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See comments submitted on behalf of Broom

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