The Council has worked with Devon County Council and their appointed consultants, Hardisty Jones through 2022 and 2023 to deliver an Urban Renewal Strategy for Axminster.

The final report sets out an analysis of some of the issues facing Axminster town centre, and the opportunities available to make changes to the town, some of which have a placemaking focus. 

The report includes a list of project interventions at Section 6, which could be pursued over the coming years, identifying the Lead Stakeholder and potential funding sources where relevant.

An Axminster Renewal Forum has been established which will now meet on a quarterly basis.  The forum comprises local District and Town councillors, Chamber of Commerce representatives and other local organisations.  The minutes of previous meetings can be found in the links below.

June 2022

July 2022

Nov 2022

Feb 2023

July 2023

Oct 23