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SJP Development Update

15 October 2015

Updated plans for St James Park Development presented to City fans and residents

EXETER CITY fans and local residents will be invited to review the next stage of plans for the St James Park Development at the end of the month.

The plans, which are being produced by the club, could involve significant improvements to the spectator facilities at St James Park. An enabling development of student accommodation is also proposed on a part of the site, which will directly benefit the stadium enhancements themselves.

An initial consultation event was held in July, where the plans were launched to the public and a range of feedback gathered. Since then, the project team has worked to incorporate these comments into the design. This process has also seen the project team consult with local community groups and other bodies, including the Devon and Somerset Design Review Panel.

This second consultation event will provide a full update on how the proposals have developed and provide an opportunity for further comment. The event will be held across two separate sessions, in order to provide as much opportunity for local residents and Club supporters to attend as possible. These family-friendly events will be held in The Grecian Lounge, Exeter City Football Club (St James Park, Stadium Way, Exeter, EX4 6PX) on:

Friday 30th October 2.00pm – 7.00pm  and   
Saturday 31st October 10.00am – 1.00pm

A purpose-built website has been set up to provide further information, design images and an opportunity to leave feedback. This will also be updated with the exhibition materials after the event and is available at: www.thestjamesparkdevelopment.com.

The project team is also available through the following online and traditional means:

Twitter: @StJamesParkDev   
Post: FREEPOST, ST JAMES PARK DEVELOPMENT   
Telephone: 0800 148 8911

Chairman of Exeter City Football Club Julian Tagg said: "We’re really excited with how things are progressing with The St James Park Development. The plans that our team are still finalising will inject a much-needed lease of life into a dilapidated part of our football ground. It will also bring invaluable improvements to the experience of spectators and players. Most importantly, it will allow ECFC to maintain its good financial health, helping it to grow and progress as a community-owned Club with huge potential.

"Throughout the formulation of The St James Park Development, the Club and the Supporters Trust has sought the help of the local residents and supporters to provide their input. We’ve also spent time consulting with local community groups and other bodies, including the Devon and Somerset Design Review Panel.

"I want to thank everyone who has got involved in this consultation to help shape the future of St James Park and of Exeter City Football Club itself. Please do come down to these events to see how the plans for The St James Park Development have progressed. Your views are really important to us.
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