The public loos in Foxholes Car Park could be demolished and rebuilt, if plans are approved.

Application 23/2624/FUL was submitted by Kingston and Scott on behalf of East Devon District Council (EDDC).

The scheme is part of the EDDC Public Toilet Investment Programme which aims to renew the public convenience facilities across East Devon.

The new loos will sit in the same place as the current, but some 'light touch place-making' around the new public facilities to provide a pleasant place and discourage anti-social behaviour.

Urban planting at either end of the building will brighten the area and encourage bees and other insects to the area which links to a series of green spaces and gardens to the south.

A new bicycle rack will be installed as part of the council’s ambitions for green and healthy travel. As well as pay to use washing facilities for those who park on the seafront in caravans and people coming off the beach with sandy shoes. 

The new building design is based off the RNLI lifeboat station opposite, meaning it will blend in with the surrounding area.

A water bottle refill point will be included as well. Lastly, solar panels on the roof of the building will allow the site to produce renewable energy to power the building.

The application says: "The new building will greatly improve upon the current provision at the site and will also provide new place-making strategies with planting and seating to encourage public use. Public landscaping and design features of the building will reduce anti-social behaviour on the site and the new building will be clear and easy to see whilst maintaining the seaside visual context. Overall the new provisions of these public toilets will provide much needed accessible facilities, public realm enhancements and efficient public toilets which will greatly benefit the site and those who visit Exmouth. They will form part of the essential infrastructure which will support tourism in the area and thus the local economy."

The application has been submitted to East Devon District Council, where officers will review the plans and approve them or refuse.