Regeneration is 
a sad business...

PUBLISHED: 07:10 30 May 2014

Archant

Here we go again! Is there no end to the demolishing of the estuary’s natural 
environment?

Soon, Exmouth will be a concrete jungle and East Devon District Council can rub its hands with glee at the increased revenue it hopes to receive.

My next comment concerns the bowling alley – a blot on the horizon if there ever was one. A roller skating facility would be better than the present underused structure.

It will never cease to amaze me that the people involved in ‘improving and regenerating’ our town don’t seem able to understand what the vast majority of residents want.

Please tell us the population statistics of the people asked for their opinion over Asda building on the site. What were the ages of the people asked?

Most youngsters use Facebook. Many of the over 60s probably don’t – at least, not 
regularly.

Why wasn’t I asked? I have Facebook but don’t often use it as I have many better things to do.

Something is very suspicious here. I meet many (older) people in my daily life and have yet to meet one champing at the bit for an Asda.

I went to see the ‘new’ Orcombe point. Where was it?

Loads of concrete again, but nothing of any really creative merit at all.

In fact it reminded me of the Strand, with loads of flat, dead surfaces – nothing natural to alleviate the boredom of the obvious lack of imagination. The whole business relating to the regeneration of Exmouth makes me sad, and I use the word,’business’ deliberately.

Jenny Ackland

(via email)

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