It will be an eyesore

HAVING attended the public consultation on the proposed development of the Tropicana site I am amazed that the council is allowing this to be considered, let alone proposed

HAVING attended the public consultation on the proposed development of the Tropicana site I am amazed that the council is allowing this to be considered, let alone proposed. The proposed pool as shown on the plans will only cover roughly a third of the complex with the remainder taken up with the hotel, cinema, cafe bar and a bowling alley. We already have a good cinema, the Odeon, which has recently been re-vamped, and the Playhouse, which is also used as a cinema. If this new cinema is built, will it force the closure of these buildings, which are an integral part of Weston?A closer look will show that the development also takes over a great portion of the Beach Lawns where such regular events such as the Helidays and the Beach Races, etc, are held. Will this mean that they will have to be banned, as they would encroach on the frontage of the development? As for the building, it will be an eyesore on the seafront landscape and will destroy the Victorian appearance of our seafront, which has been drawing visitors to our town for years. This proposed building allows an extension on the beach. Would allowing this development to go forward possibly endanger the lives of persons using it, if the flood warnings we have been hearing about become reality?The proposed development is not only too large it is totally over the top. If the council still feel we require yet another hotel in Weston, then build it on the Dolphin Square site and supply us with what we require, a swimming pool. Also, while I was at the consultation it was evident none of our councillors were present. I would have thought that with a development such as this they should have at least ensured one was in sight.GEOFF BEAVEN - South Lawn Close, Weston


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