Posted 21/02/2020

Exmouth Regeneration Kicks Off with Successful Consultation Event

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

Residents viewed a series of consultation boards outlining the vison 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 - to make Exmouth a better place to live and work.

Before having a chance to give their opinion on what they would like to see included in the masterplan, which is being developed for the estate, as well as to add their own ideas.

Children from the estate also got involved by entering a drawing competition to win a £25 Amazon voucher and have their picture displayed on the project shop in Brayford Sqaure 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 in the future - and would encourage them 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, based on feedback from a series of consultation activities that will take place in 2020. As well as input from the Exmouth Residents Steering Group, made up of representatives from the estate.

The plan will be taken to Tower Hamlets Council’s Planning Committee for approval by early 2021.

For more information email involvement@swan.org.uk.