Queen's Drive Development, Exmouth - Historical Consultation Costing

Laura S J Freeman made this Freedom of Information request to East Devon District Council

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Dear East Devon District Council,

Please could you provide the following information:
1) All consultation that East Devon District Council (EDDC) has conducted with regards to the Queen's Drive Development (also known as 'Splash' zone)

And, I would also be really grateful if you could provide the:

2) Total costing involved in the consultation(s)
3) Timeframe it took for the consultation(s)

This includes from the preparation of the consultation(s) through up until, and including, the findings were finalised for publication.

Hope you can help, and look forward to hearing from you soon.

Yours faithfully,
Laura S J Freeman

East Devon District Council

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East Devon District Council
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East Devon District Council

Thank you for submitting a request for information. We will respond to your request as quickly as possible, within the 20 working day statutory deadline under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

For updates on this case, please quote your unique reference number 101000646553 .

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Customer Service Centre
East Devon District Council
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Dear East Devon District Council,

I suspect your second acknowledgement was sent in error.

Yours faithfully,
Laura S J Freeman

Sara Harvey, East Devon District Council

Dear Miss Freeman,

 

Thank you for your request for information. Please find the response to
your query below.

 

Please could you provide the following information:

1)      All consultation that East Devon District Council (EDDC) has
conducted with regards to the Queen's Drive Development (also known as
'Splash' zone) – This information can also be found on our website on the
‘Frequently Asked Questions and Answers’page at
[1]http://eastdevon.gov.uk/media/1919603/fa...
and 
[2]http://eastdevon.gov.uk/media/1937012/ed...

 

As well as consultation for the Exmouth masterplan in 2011, there was also
consultation around the masterplan proposal called ‘Exmouth Splash’ (which
we now refer to as ‘Queen’s Drive redevelopment’). This took place during
Winter 2012/13 and was followed by further consultation on an outline
planning application for the site in Autumn 2013. The Queen’s Drive
development proposals have involved the following consultation activity.

 

The breadth of consultation with local people and organisations has
included:

o Several press releases and media statements
o Social media information including Facebook and Twitter
o Adverts on the Council website and dedicated webpages giving
information and an online questionnaire
o Display boards set up in the windows of Thomas Tucker
o Councillors and officers setting up stall at the Christmas Cracker in
the Strand and giving out 600 copies of information and consultation
forms
o Information displayed at the college and assembly presentations to
every student in years 7-11 with arrangements in the college to gather
their views
o Consultation packs sent out to 1,000 randomly selected households from
throughout Exmouth. Reminder letters sent out as well
o An evening and a daytime stall staffed at the Pavilion theatre with
display panels and information
o Presentations given to the Exmouth Community Association and the
Exmouth Residents and Traders Association on the proposals and people
present encouraged to complete the consultation
o All district and town councillors asked to publicise the consultation
and posters provided for the purpose
o Information sent to Devon County Council and Exeter City Council to
publicise to their contacts
o All East Devon town and parish clerks contacted and posters sent to
the four neighbouring parishes
o Posters, information and consultation questionnaires distributed to
local businesses, the Chamber of Commerce, Exmouth youth and
children’s centres, police station and Devon Cliffs Holiday Park
o Posters and bulk copies of the consultation given out to the following
for them to distribute to their customers:

 

o Exmouth Leisure Centre
o Exmouth Tennis Centre
o Exmouth Library
o Exmouth Town Council
o East Devon District Council’s Sidmouth Offices
o Exmouth Tourist Information Centre
o Exmouth Community College

 

This was the extent and variety of methods used to make sure that the
people of Exmouth, their local organisations and businesses were aware and
had the opportunity if they wished to comment on ideas for the renewal of
the Queen’s Drive site.

Grenadier, the developer of the watersports centre, will conduct their own
pre-application consultation on their proposals for the watersports
centre.  This is hoped to be in April 2017.

 

And, I would also be really grateful if you could provide the:

 

2)      Total costing involved in the consultation(s) - As the
consultations were carried out a number of years ago and the council
carried out as much work as possible in-house, for which we do not charge,
we are unable to provide an exact record of the consultation costings. The
marketing costs were approximately £2,000.  

 

3)      Timeframe it took for the consultation(s) This includes from the
preparation of the consultation(s) through up until, and including, the
findings were finalised for publication - We do not keep records of this
information. However, the consultations were open as follows:

- Exmouth Masterplan consultation 2011/2012: 27 June 2011 to 12 September
2011

- Exmouth Splash consultation 2012/2013: 26 November 2012 to 14 January
2013

 

If you are not satisfied with the way we have responded to your request,
please fill in our online complaint form at
[3]http://eastdevon.gov.uk/feedback-and-com...

 or write to the Monitoring Officer, EDDC, Knowle, Sidmouth, EX10 8HL.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Sara

 

Ms S Harvey

Information and Complaints Officer

East Devon District Council

 

01395 571659

[4]www.eastdevon.gov.uk

 

 

 

 

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