Work starts on Exmouth seafront regeneration project

PUBLISHED: 11:59 04 December 2018 | UPDATED: 12:00 04 December 2018

An aerial view of Queen's Drive, Exmouth. Picture: East Devon District Council

An aerial view of Queen's Drive, Exmouth. Picture: East Devon District Council

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Work has begun on the first phase of a planned regeneration scheme for Exmouth seafront.

Contractors have begun working on ‘phase one’ of the East Devon District Council (EDDC) project which involves the re-routing of the Queen’s Drive road and the construction of a new car park on the former crazy golf site.

One of the first elements of the work is the planned removal of 37 beach huts in The Maer clearing the site in readiness for a new section of road and the ‘phase two’ development of Grenadier Estates’ water sports centre.

An EDDC spokesperson said the work to remove the huts will be completed ‘before Christmas’ and the remaining 68 seafront huts are still available for hire ‘all year round’.

Councillor Phillip Skinner, chairman of the Exmouth regeneration board and EDDC portfolio holder for the economy, said: “Our regeneration and investment in Exmouth seafront is moving forward at a pace now.

“We want to get as much work done out of season so that residents and visitors get to see and enjoy new facilities next year.”

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