A lack of local knowledge

THE Dolphin Square plans put forward by GVA Grimley seem based on a lack of local knowledge, except of course the reference before anything

THE Dolphin Square plans put forward by GVA Grimley seem based on a lack of local knowledge, except of course the reference before anything else to North Somerset Council's office requirements and the need to enhance the prominence of the civic facilities. Twice as much space is envisaged for the council as for vital health facilities and there will be no increase in public car parking despite the relocation of the central library.There will obviously be even more free council staff parking, presumably on what was our Carlton Street car park. Office development for some of the 20,000 local residents who have to go to Bristol to work and spend their salaries gets no more than a passing reference.At present, Dolphin Square offers some of the few leisure facilities we have in the town centre. GVA Grimley thinks this could change if the Tropicana ever arrives. What the town needs are more attractions for visitors that residents can also use. The ideal site for that would be on what GVA Grimley calls Beach Road but it seems to have that down for more luxury flats with private parking. That should do wonders for other resorts' tourist figures. CLLR MIKE KELLAWAY-MARRIOTT- Central Ward, Weston Town Council


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