Renewed hope for creation of Jurassic centre
A Jurassic Coast interpretation and visitor centre could be back on the cards for the town of Exmouth.
Plans to build a facility at the Imperial Recreation Ground were put on hold three years ago when the volunteer board appointed to oversee the project was dissolved and funding was withdrawn.
At the beginning of 2011, plans were announced for an interpretation scheme at the gateway to the Jurassic Coast at Orcombe Point, with an estimated bill of £400,000, however this did not include a visitors' centre.
The scheme was regarded as an interim solution until a commission for a centre became viable.
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Now, it has been revealed that a "small visitor attraction" could form part of the district council's regeneration proposals within the Foxholes Hub development if a suitable operator comes forward.
A district council spokesperson added: "We welcome any approach that fits within the Exmouth Vision, the town's masterplan that has been widely consulted and is now being implemented."
A Jurassic Coast Discovery Centre has already had significant funding and is due to open in 2015.