Please don't destroy it

I USED to live near Poole in Dorset and the Splashdown Waterpark, run there by Lemur Leisure, is not situated on the seafront. It is set in a similar complex

I USED to live near Poole in Dorset and the Splashdown Waterpark, run there by Lemur Leisure, is not situated on the seafront.It is set in a similar complex that many large towns have and is completely outside the town centre in an appropriate location where there is less chance of traffic jams. As well as the waterpark there is a cinema, bowling alley, restaurants, etc., and a massive parking area to meet its needs.I think Weston needs a similar development - much bigger than the proposed Lifestation - and it needs to be in a more suitable location e.g. closer to the motorway. People would then come from surrounding towns and villages.Our seafront should be left purely for swimming facilities - bigger and better than what the proposed Lifestation plans offer. If it was a massive fun-filled waterpark, people would flock here. Palm trees, sun terraces, Jacuzzis, water rides - it could be fantastic. One of a kind!We all know the current Lifestation proposal will spoil the views and why does no-one mention air pollution and extra traffic on the seafront caused by a 134,000sq ft car park with 400-500 car spaces.It seems gone are the days when you could take a quiet leisurely walk along the seafront and take in the fresh sea air. It is time Weston had a park and ride system, at least in the summer. Weston's seafront brought me here - please don't destroy it.LISA HARRIS - Upper Church Road, Weston


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