Height of the giant structure

HENRY Boot has been given two time extensions for presenting plans for the Tropicana. It has now increased its demands by encroaching still further

HENRY Boot has been given two time extensions for presenting plans for the Tropicana. It has now increased its demands by encroaching still further on and under the Beach Lawns and increasing the height of the giant structure to 34.5 metres (115ft). This makes it taller than the residential block erected opposite. The inclusion of a restaurant on more of the promenade and the loss of the through carriageway still further destroys this superb feature. It now appears the overall width of the complex exceeds again that originally proposed. So far our association has with supporters invested over £750 in fighting, and I mean fighting, to stop this development. What can our association offer now? We now have nine files with 1,000 names in each one making 9,000 supporters of our proposals. However, even this number will not on past experience cause North Somerset to waver in their headlong desire to destroy the scenic beauty of our bay. We shall continue to collect names as each one stands for a supporter of our ideas and not those projected by North Somerset Council.The Tropicana Regeneration and Development Association (TRADA) is at least making efforts to solve the problem and will present their solution at a public meeting at the United Reformed Church Hall, Waterloo Street on November 28 at 2.30pm. Julian Parry will also be present and will clarify some of the past history of the site. I believe that if the silent majority who still exist in this town would join our association, support our proposals and sign our petition, we could have an ever increasing water facility on the site of which we could be more than proud. Thank you to all who are continuing to support us. Please do contact us on 01934 621778 if you wish to help us.RICHARD WHITTINGTON - Chairman TRADA


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