Devon County Council: Major Housing Infrastructure for South West Exeter (A379)

South West Exeter is a major development on the edge of Exeter with plans for around 2,500 new homes, 21.5 hectares of new employment development and a 1,400-pupil school. The scale of the site, and its steep topography bisected by the A379 (between the Devon Hotel and the A38), requires a large amount of civils infrastructure to unlock the development. Devon County Council (DCC) has secured £55.1m funding from the Housing Infrastructure Fund (HIF) for the works, which will include five new junctions and two new highways. Further details of the Council’s proposals are available here.

Devon CC has issued a questionnaire seeking views from contractors on the most appropriate procurement strategy for delivering this infrastructure. CECA (South West) has been in discussion with DCC and the Council has concluded that, rather than CECA provide a collective members’ view, it would prefer to receive individual responses from contractors of all sizes and capabilities.

Members are therefore advised to access the questionnaire and submit your response.