M&S to consult public on Exmouth store plan on Friday
PUBLISHED: 06:30 16 October 2015 | UPDATED: 09:20 16 October 2015
Exmouth residents will get to have their say today about Marks and Spencer’s plan to open a store in the town, which it says will create 55 jobs.
The plan is for an M&S food store and café to be built on the current bus depot site in Royal Avenue.
A public consultation will be held on Friday at Exmouth Town Hall, between 11am and 7pm – having been extended from the previously billed start time of 3pm, following a request from Exmouth Town Council.
A spokesman for Kilo Properties, which is developing the store proposal in partnership with M&S, said: “This redevelopment will regenerate an unattractive site, together with the recent highway improvements and the proposed station refurbishment. The bus stops will be relocated nearby.
“The foodhall will sell 4,900 food and drink items, along with a selection of flowers, cards and gift wrap.
“Fifty-five new jobs will be created - with priority given to local people.”
M&S has also released new images of its planned store, seen here, including a view from Marine Way, and a bird’s-eye-view site plan. A formal planning application is expected to be submitted within weeks.