Questions and answers focusing on the town bring clarity to regeneration proposals

A detailed series of questions and answers focusing on Exmouth and the regeneration of the Queen’s Drive site is published by East Devon District Council today. (Monday Feb 8)

The latest information on the future of Queen’s Drive shows that work around the exciting project is on track and the town can be confident that the waterfront site, which is owned by the council, will be rejuvenated with a range of top class leisure facilities.

Over the last few months, the council has been unable to openly discuss the Queen’s Drive development proposals while legal action was being taken against the authority by two tenants on the site who wanted to renew their expired leases.

Last month, following a two week hearing, a County Court Judge rejected the tenants’ application and awarded the council full possession of two key areas of the site. The tenants now have just over three months to vacate, subject to any further application for leave to appeal that the tenants may submit to the High Court.

Councillor Andrew Moulding, deputy leader of the Council and Chairman of Exmouth Regeneration Board, said that following the positive outcome of the court proceedings, the council could now look to the future.

He said:

We promised the people of Exmouth that we would provide this information about the Queen’s Drive site as soon as we were able to and I hope that it will reassure them and help them understand where we currently are with the redevelopment proposals.  

Unfortunately, there have been some rumours and misinformation about the future of the site but the questions and answers will give more clarity.

This is an exciting time for the town and there are some great projects being brought forward by the council. We have an excellent track record of delivering good development for Exmouth and we are looking forward to re-energising the waterfront area with first rate leisure facilities for people of all ages to enjoy.  

The questions and answers can be viewed on the council’s website.

Paper copies of the document are also available to read at Exmouth Town Hall in St Andrews Road and at Exmouth Library in Exeter Road.