Now wrecking our seafront
PUBLISHED: 15:21 15 November 2008 | UPDATED: 10:01 10 June 2010
I recently asked a question at the town council meeting because I was worried about what would happen to Exmouth seafront if all the covenants were removed. I wanted to know what was behind this plan and if the town council had been consulted. I did get s
I recently asked a question at the town council meeting because I was worried about what would happen to Exmouth seafront if all the covenants were removed. I wanted to know what was behind this plan and if the town council had been consulted.I did get some information (from Councillor Eileen Wragg), but the impression I got was that no one on the council knew what East Devon District Council were up to - they had not been consulted.Then I read in a later Exmouth Journal a quote from an EDDC spokesman who said: "The reason the land tribunal is being considered is that we wish to make progress as soon as possible with some of the regeneration projects we have in mind for the seafront." He also said that original covenants were put in place decades ago, at a time when life was a lot different, adding: "Nobody could have guessed what we might want to do now."Well, it seems even the deputy mayor, our so-called Exmouth Champion, who was at the town council meeting and said nothing, is one of those guessing. Time has passed and still the whole of Exmouth is guessing. What is EDDC up to now? Yet again they seem to be working in secret. Yet again there is zero consultation.I want to know what is planned. Why aren't the town council and our 'Exmouth Champion' looking after our interests?The people of Exmouth have a right to know the facts before some scheme to change the character of our seafront gets any further! First, EDDC plan to wreck the estuary and now they seem to be planning to wreck the seafront. It has to stop. David Jones,38 The Marles, Exmouth.