Temporary attractions plan for Exmouth seafront recommended for approval

PUBLISHED: 12:04 22 February 2018 | UPDATED: 12:11 22 February 2018

Plan showing the areas earmarked for temporary attractionsi in Queens Drive, Exmouth.

Plan showing the areas earmarked for temporary attractionsi in Queens Drive, Exmouth.

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Controversial plans to install temporary attractions on the former Exmouth Fun Park site look set to be given the go-ahead.

In agenda papers for a development management committee meeting, it has been recommended that the proposal for the Queens Drive site be given the green light.

If the committee agrees, temporary attractions, such as an events area for outdoor film and sport screenings and a Jurassic-theme play park, will be in place for one year.

The boating lake would also be permanently filled in with sand and loose materials to create a hard or soft seating area.

In a report for the development management committee meeting being held on Tuesday, March 6, EDDC officers have recommended approval for 12 months from the date of the decision.

The officers’ report said: “The impact on heritage assets, the character and appearance of the area, residential amenity, highway safety and ecology is considered to be acceptable.

“In relation to the infill of the boating ponds, while they are inherent to the historic use of the land as a recreational ground, these could if necessary be reinstated.”

EDDC’s development management committee will discuss the application at its meeting being held at Exmouth Town Hall, from 10am.

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