Orcombe Point plans unveiled

FINAL plans for Orcombe Point will be unveiled to the public next month at a special exhibition at the town hall.

FINAL plans for Orcombe Point will be unveiled to the public next month at a special exhibition at the town hall.

Bright 3D has been commissioned by Exmouth Town Council, East Devon District Council and Devon County Council for an ‘interpretation walk through time’ and work is expected to start this year.

Special workshops have been held and the culmination of nine months work will be presented at Exmouth Town Hall, at 4pm, on Tuesday April 19.

The interpretation walk could start at the zig-zag steps on Queens Drive, with information points lining the path up to Orcombe Point – there is the possibility of a new caf� at the end of Queens Drive.

With work on a visitors’ centre at Seaton under way, tourism bosses want to entice more people to the start of the World Heritage Site, despite plans for a visitor centre in Exmouth being put on hold after a succession of setbacks.

The South West Regional Development Agency pulled funding, despite county bosses pledging �0.5m, and plans for an interpretation centre at Mamhead Slipway fell through and the volunteer board appointed to oversee the project was disbanded.

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But now this project, which could be additional to, and not a replacement for, a fully-fledged visitors’ centre is now on the cusp of being realised.

Lesley Garlick, of the Environment, Economy and Culture Directorate, said: “We would now like to invite all local councillors, members of the Community Organisations Liaison Panel, representatives of the Chamber of Commerce and the Exmouth Visitor Centre Trust, to a presentation by Bright 3D, and the accompanying exhibition, on the proposals.

“There will thus be an opportunity to discuss the plans, both formally and informally, with the officers and consultants.”

There will be a presentation to an invited audience at 4pm, followed by an exhibition open to the public from 5.30pm to 7pm.

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