Plans for watersports centre on Exmouth seafront given green light

PUBLISHED: 17:00 09 June 2018

Amended plans for a watersports centre on Exmouth seafront have been submitted by Grenadier Estates. Picture: East Devon District Council

Amended plans for a watersports centre on Exmouth seafront have been submitted by Grenadier Estates. Picture: East Devon District Council

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Controversial plans to build a watersports centre on Exmouth’s seafront have been given the green light.

The number of visitors and residents in the town, using the estuary for watersports is expected to rocket from 800 people a year to 2,000.

East Devon District Council gave the developers - Grenadier - the go-ahead earlier today (Tuesday).

A council spokesman said: “Planning approval will open the way to the creation of a new public space, new beach access and new watersports centre.”

Councillor Philip Skinner, deputy leader and chairman of the Exmouth Regeneration Board, added: “I am delighted that the committee gave the green light to this amazing new asset for Exmouth. This Approval reflects the importance of Grenadier’s plans and is another success for the many years hard work by the Regeneration Board, our officers and the commitment of the town and district councils.

“Today’s approval is key to revitalising the seafront of Devon’s biggest town. This decision now opens the way to the first phases of the Queen’s Drive development which includes moving the road and car park, creating new public space, new beach access and the new Watersports centre.

“Exmouth people and visitors can already see what we can achieve through the temporary Queen’s Drive Space area that we opened last month with its new free play area, food and drink village market and upcoming events. It really is all coming together for the town.”

Read this week’s Journal for the full story and details on the development.

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