17. How have the developers been selected to deliver new development?
The Queen’s Drive site was marketed by our agents Jones Lang Lasalle (JLL) in 2014. The marketing information was emailed extensively to other agents and developers and reached over 4000 organisations. JLL received over 40 enquiries for further information on the site and had more detailed discussions with 10 interested parties. They carried out accompanied viewings with six firms. Following this exercise, the front part of the site was identified as being suitable for a Watersports Centre. In March 2015, three proposals for the remainder of the site were considered and the Council identified the preferred proposal which includes a mix of uses that conform to the outline planning approval with the exception of residential use.