‘Yes’ to information board on Exmouth seafront to keep residents and visitors posted on Queen’s Drive regeneration

Plans for a double-sided information board on Exmouth seafront have been given the go-ahead.

It will be used to keep residents posted on the major regeneration project taking place along Queen’s Drive.

East Devon District Council (EDDC) asked for advertising consent for the item at the Queen’s Drive Space, on land east of the Ocean buildings.

The board will contain information panels containing a site plan, images and supporting text that will explain the Queen’s Drive redevelopment and provide updates on the next steps.

“The content of the boards will include the most up-to-date information about the redevelopment site and next stages of the redevelopment scheme,” says EDDC.

“The information boards will be designed in such a way that the information can be periodically updated.”

HemingwayDesign, a specialist in coastal renewal, has been commissioned by EDDC to form a vision for the regeneration of Queen’s Drive.

A temporary play area and events are on the site – the Queen’s Drive Space – are currently in place.

Exmouth’s new seafront Watersports Centre, restaurant and café is set to be ready by next summer.

EDDC and Grenadier Estates in mid-March signed the agreement for the new Queen’s Drive Watersports Centre on Exmouth seafront.

The developer has agreed has agreed a target to complete construction by summer 2020.

A temporary car park for 50 vehicles – on an Exmouth seafront site earmarked for entertainment, recreation and leisure – was given the green light earlier this month.

However, EDDC’s development management committee ruled the overflow facility off Queen’s Drive can only stay in place for 14 months – not three years.

EDDC says seafront regeneration work, including a watersports centre, will result in the loss of 75 parking spaces – with its proposal aimed at mitigating this.

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More Queen’s Drive regeneration news:

‘Yes’ to new Exmouth seafront car park – but only until September 2020

Exmouth Watersport Centre’s 2020 vision

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