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Decision day for Exeter IKEA

Exeter City Council will decide today if a new Ikea store can be built in the city.

The Swedish furniture company says it will create 380 new jobs, and attract 400,000 shoppers a year. It's planned to be built just off the M5 at junction 30 near Sandy Park.

If it's approved, it's hoped it will cement Exeter's reputation as a shopping destination.

An IKEA store in Exeter is likely to mean an extra 380 jobs for the area. Credit: PA

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Store plans go on show at Sandy Park

Ikea is planning a new store and hundreds of homes near Sandy Park in Exeter Credit: Johnny Green/PA Wire

Plans for a possible new Ikea store in Exeter go on show today.

They'll be on display for a public consultation at Sandy Park. As well as a giant superstore, the Swedish furniture company proposes to build more than 200 new homes on the site next to the Exeter Chiefs' Rugby Stadium.

Ikea plans 200 homes as part of proposals for new Exeter store

It's been revealed that the Swedish furniture firm, Ikea is planning more than 200 new homes as part of its proposal for a new store in Exeter.

Plans for the giant store and the new houses will shortly go on display and local people will be able to have their say.

Duncan Sleightholme has been looking at the impact it could have on the city.

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