It is all to go ahead.
The Council announces that this will deliver the quality bus station that Exeter people deserve.
More money will be found.
So it is all back on track ...
... with work to begin in the autumn..
Crown Estates cited "Market Forces" which usually means that the developer has now decided it won't get its money back and the deal is a big-time loser. For whatever reason no developer means no development and no development means no new bus station.h
Suggestion for the Council. Cough up a couple of million to refurbish the existing facility and look again at developments of the surrounding area wen "Market Forces" are more favourable. Will the Councillors take up this suggestions.
At the time of writing the above, Exeter Council had said nothing about the future; but later yesterday afternoon Councillor Peter Edwards was prognosticating.
He has taken over as Bus Station supremo from Bad Baron Bialyk. He sounded very positive.
Obviously he has a fully workable cunning plan.
Oh yes he does.
Oh yes they will.
... further from the main shops than the now defunct new bus station (on Cheeke Street) and even further from the old bus station bottom centre. But this inconvenience will, according to Mr Edwards, be only for a "short pause" until activity bursts forth from the Council Chamber once again.
What a Pantomime!