Posted 21/02/2020

Consultation on Exmouth: Commercial Road

Over 120 residents from the Exmouth Estate, E1 attended the first in a series of consultation events to gather their views on the planned development of the area fronting Commercial Road, on Thursday 6 and Saturday 8 February (2020).

Residents viewed a series of consultation boards outlining the vision behind the scheme, which is set to create approximately 250 new homes alongside community facilities such as new shops and green spaces as well as environmental improvements.

They then had a chance to give their opinion on what they would like to see included in the masterplan that is being developed for the area.

Young people from the Exmouth Estate also got involved by entering a drawing competition to win an Amazon voucher and have their picture displayed on the project shop in Brayford Square, by illustrating their ideas for the development. The winners will be announced in late February 2020.

Project Director, Jeremy Arnold, said:

"It was fantastic to have so many residents turn out for the consultation events and to hear their ideas for the masterplan.

From feedback received and conversations had at the exhibition, there is a general agreement that improved lighting and outdoor space as well as a better variety of retail should be part of the masterplan.

I'm keen to continue to hear from as many residents as possible to ensure that the final plan meets their needs now and for the future- and would encourage you to come along to future consultation events, talk to us when we do more door knocking, or to get in touch via our website."

A detailed plan for the development is being devised by the architect for the scheme, Levitt Bernstein.

This plan will be based on feedback from a series of consultation activities that will take place in 2020. The consultation methods will include working with the Exmouth Residents Steering Group, which is made up of representatives from the estate, to develop the plan.

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