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Officer Decisions

Head of Planning, Transportation and Environment - Dave Black

Summary of Matter or Issue Requiring Decision:

Options for the location of a new electricity substation in Exeter and progression towards the submission of a planning application.

Decision Taken:

Decision to progress a planning application for ‘site 2’ following the production of the Options Appraisal Report and share the draft layout plan of the proposed substation with the Local Member and stakeholders for feedback.

Summary of Reason(s) for Decision Taken:

Following a consultation on location options for the proposed substation at South West Exeter, feedback has been reviewed and an Options Appraisal Report published which provides a detailed appraisal of the site options and identifies the preferred location as ‘site 2’.

‘Site 2’ will now be progressed, and a draft layout plan shared with the Local Member and stakeholders for feedback in order to inform work being undertaken to progress a planning application.  This will allow any relevant issues to be addressed where required in advance of the submission of the planning application.

Summary of Alternatives or Options considered and rejected:

The draft layout could not be shared and would only become available when the planning application is submitted. This was rejected as feedback received will be able to inform the planning application.

Details of any conflict of interest and dispensation granted to the Officer taking the decision or by any Member of the Council in delegating responsibility for any specific express delegation:


Contact for enquiries/further information:
Sarah Ratnage;; Tel: 01392 383000
Decision Date:
30 November 2021

A copy of this decision and any supporting documentation considered by the Officer taking this decision may also be made available or inspection by the public at the Council’s Offices or posted upon payment of any copying and postage charges. Any member of the public wishing to take up either of these options is asked to please ring 01392 382888 or email: