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Guide Exmouth regeneration frequently asked questions and answers - February 2016

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10. Who was consulted?

The Queen’s Drive development proposals have involved the following consultation activity. There will be further open and public consultation as detailed development proposals come forward.

The breadth of consultation with local people and organisations has included:

  • Several press releases and media statements
  • Social media information including Facebook and Twitter
  • Adverts on the Council website and dedicated webpages giving information and an online questionnaire
  • Display boards set up in the windows of Thomas Tucker
  • Councillors and officers setting up stall at the Christmas Cracker in the Strand and giving out 600 copies of information and consultation forms
  • Information displayed at the college and assembly presentations to every student in years 7-11 with arrangements in the college to gather their views
  • Consultation packs sent out to 1,000 randomly selected households from throughout Exmouth. Reminder letters sent out as well
  • An evening and a daytime stall staffed at the Pavilion theatre with display panels and information
  • Presentations given to the Exmouth Community Association and the Exmouth Residents and Traders Association on the proposals and people present encouraged to complete the consultation
  • All district and town councillors asked to publicise the consultation and posters provided for the purpose
  • Information sent to Devon County Council and Exeter City Council to publicise to their contacts
  • All East Devon town and parish clerks contacted and posters sent to the four neighbouring parishes
  • Posters, information and consultation questionnaires distributed to local businesses, the Chamber of Commerce, Exmouth youth and children’s centres, police station and Devon Cliffs Holiday Park
  • Posters and bulk copies of the consultation given out to the following for them to distribute to their customers:
    • Exmouth Leisure Centre
    • Exmouth Tennis Centre
    • Exmouth Library
    • Exmouth Town Council
    • East Devon District Councils Sidmouth Offices
    • Exmouth Tourist Information Centre
    • Exmouth Community College

This was the extent and variety of methods used to make sure that the people of Exmouth, their local organisations and businesses were aware and had the opportunity if they wished to comment on ideas for the renewal of the Queen’s Drive site.

The developer of the Watersports centre has also undertaken consultation – see Phase 2 (yellow) on "What do the development proposals include?".