SALES NEWS: Local housing market benefit from new infrastructure improvements
There’s plenty to look forward to in 2017 in terms of improvements for Exeter, East Devon and the broader south west – and all likely to strengthen the local housing market.
Firstly, a decision is expected in the new year from the government on which route is preferred for improvements to the A30 and A303 roads through the Blackdown Hills, aimed at making this a faster and more reliable route from our area to London.
Secondly, Exeter council planners are in January considering the final proposals for the new city centre development on the bus station site with restaurants, a shop and a multiplex cinema in addition to a much improved coach and bus interchange.
Finally, long-term flood prevention work at Cowley Bridge – vital to make train links from Exeter more reliable – will be completed, at last, in 2017.
Infrastructure improvements of this kind make the region in general, and Exeter and East Devon in particular, far more attractive to buyers moving in, which is a major element in ensuring a healthy housing market over the next 12 months.