Phased lease agreed for new sea cadets building

Exciting times lie ahead for Exmouth Sea Cadets following approval (7 Jan) by East Devon District Council’s cabinet of a phased lease for their new building during the first five years.  Further, a zero rent for the first year of the lease means building work can be completed while the cadets remain in their existing building.

A new 50-year lease is proposed for the new site with zero rent in year one, £700 in year two, rising to £1000 in year three and £1500 in year four.  A rent review will take place in year five and subsequently every five years. 

In November Cabinet approved a £150,000 grant to the Exmouth Sea Cadets towards relocating to a site as part of the regeneration of the Camperdown Creek area of Exmouth. This was followed with planning permission for the construction of their new headquarters. Permission was given for the demolition of the existing shed and construction of a 2-storey sea cadets building with external parade ground and boat storage with access from Camperdown Terrace. The 50-year lease enables the Sea Cadets to secure funding from various charitable sources towards the cost of the new building as well as the £150,000 from East Devon District Council

Councillor Andrew Moulding, deputy leader of East Devon District Council and chair of the Exmouth Regeneration Programme Board said:

We have committed a lot of time and resource to this project because of our recognition of the sea cadets as a key local community group and to enable the further regeneration of this area to take place. The council is committed to supporting Exmouth’s regeneration for the benefit of all residents, businesses, visitors and wider community.  I look forward to seeing the new facilities when built and wish the cadets every success in the future.

The new sea cadets building will be part of an area focusing on creative, marine engineering and leisure-based industries.  The building and facilities will be available for other community groups to hire as well as the sea cadets. 

The development of Camperdown Creek is part of the Exmouth vision to change Exmouth town centre and seafront to establish the resort as an attractive 21st century destination for residents, businesses and visitors.