Plan to demolish Q Club for flats gets green light

PUBLISHED: 10:24 01 February 2018 | UPDATED: 10:24 01 February 2018

The Q Club in Exmouth. Ref exe 1254-02-16SH. Photo Simon Horn

The Q Club in Exmouth. Ref exe 1254-02-16SH. Photo Simon Horn


East Devon District Council has approved a planning application to demolish the Q Club, in Elm Grove, and build 18 new flats.

A planning application to turn a vacant Exmouth nightclub into flats has been approved.

The proposal to demolish the former Q Club, in Elm Grove, and build flats on the site has been given the green light by East Devon District Council (EDDC) planners.

Once construction is complete, there will be 18 more two-bedroom town centre flats on the market – none of which will be classed as affordable.

EDDC officers had asked for 25 per cent of the development to be affordable homes, but applicants refused due to a ‘lack of interest’ by a registered provider.

Instead, a £106,686 contribution will be made towards the provision of off-site affordable housing.

A delegated officer’s report said: “The issue of affordable housing has been the subject of considerable discussion with the applicant and it is considered that in this instance it would be appropriate to secure an off-site contribution.”

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