Temporary attractions coming to Exmouth seafront following planning approval

PUBLISHED: 15:17 06 March 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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The former Exmouth Fun Park site can now be transformed into temporary attractions for the next 12 months following planning approval.

Permission was granted to divide the Queens Drive site into three zones – one for food and drink outlets, another for a children’s play area and a third area for hosting events including a large screen TV.

Residents, campaigners and councillors had raised concerns about the infilling of the former boating lake, the noise pollution created by a possible big screen TV and the addition of more food outlets to the seafront.

EDDC officers argued that previous outline planning permission for the site allowed for the infilling of the pond.

At the meeting on Tuesday, held at Exmouth Town Hall, councillors voted by eight to four in favour of approving the application with the following conditions:

• The events space to be closed by 11pm every day, and EDDC will also be required to monitor the potential noise pollution coming from this zone.

• The former boating lake will also have to be returned to its former use at the end of the 12 months unless the prior permission for the land is implemented.

• Only 25 per cent of the food and drink zone will be allowed for the pop-up outlets.

Councillors also suggested that the single use plastics should be banned from being used on the site.

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