A public consultation about proposals for a new ‘Exmouth Splash’ leisure and seafront attractions area on Exmouth seafront is now up and running, and will continue until 14 January 2013.
Exmouth Splash’ will be a new, vibrant and colourful leisure and recreation area between the old Lifeboat Station and the Maer on Queen’s Drive.
There will be two large play and recreation areas, a public square, shops, amenities and a new ‘watersports hub’ offering hiring, training and retail facilities for all the water sports popular in Exmouth.
A hotel or holiday accommodation scheme is proposed for the north-west of the site. The current Harbour View café building would be removed to make way for a new two storey café and/or restaurant. EDDC now anticipates that a new safety tower would be provided as part of any re-development.
Car parking with at least 200 spaces would be moved to the rear of the site, with the current road moved back from the seafront to allow direct access to the beach and sea for all enjoying the watersports and play areas.
The full plans, including architect’s drawings and descriptions of each element of the proposed ‘Exmouth Splash’, can be seen online at www.eastdevon.gov.uk/exmouthsplash
An online questionnaire has been designed to allow wide-ranging feedback on all the proposed features.
All the proposals are on display in the former Thomas Tucker shop window in Exmouth town centre. A leaflet detailing the plans, as well as the questionnaire, is also available to collect at Exmouth Town Hall. They will also be on display in the lobby of Exmouth Pavilion, as well as being sent by post to a random sample of Exmouth residents and businesses.
EDDC and Exmouth Community College are working to agree an event in the New Year specifically to learn the views of younger people.
Anyone can ask for a copy of the questionnaire directly by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by phoning 01395 517569.