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Guide Exmouth regeneration frequently asked questions and answers - February 2016

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30. Why do you need to move the road?

The realignment of Queen’s Drive will enable the development of the Watersports Centre to have direct access onto the beach. Moving the car park further back creates the space for a more attractive and modern seafront appearance. A car park is not an attractive look to a seafront and the new architecture and open space of a water sports development will enhance the look of the seafront from land and sea.

The promenade area will remain so that people will be able to walk and cycle along the seafront at this point without being adjacent to a road. Families including young children will have a car-free space connecting the beach to the mix of attractions without crossing a road.

Pushing traffic behind the development will also be an opportunity to slow the speed of road users as well.