Well served by transport

RE TROPICANA: Well, here we are again, surprise, surprise! As I read more and more articles in the local press rejecting the Boot monstrosity, I am wondering if our

RE TROPICANA: Well, here we are again, surprise, surprise! As I read more and more articles in the local press rejecting the Boot monstrosity, I am wondering if our illustrious council are listening? 'Beach Lawns car park shrinks' - a heading in last week's Mercury - good news indeed. I often wonder if the same illustrious council has ever taken into consideration the effect of hundreds of more cars converging around our Beach Lawns permanently? I fancy not, even though Boot has condescended to lower the number of cars to be parked. I noticed that Weston Golf Club has been refused permission to have 15 more car parking spaces. Just 15. On the refusal notice, it stated that the area was well served by public transport and that travel plans show proposals to reduce car use. It seems that this proposal has not been taken into account with regard to the hundred more cars the council are agreeing to allow on Weston front.I also notice that Boot has very kindly offered to take away the hard standing on Beach Lawns immediately in front of the Tropicana - this has been there for as long as I can remember and is very well used by the events that already take place on the Lawns and provides a solid area for these events to make use of.At a meeting I attended recently, it was stated that we have 70,000 residents in Weston and at least 20,000 of these have objected to the whole of the Boot monstrosity. We obviously count for nothing with our council but what would they say if we all withdrew our council tax payments until we get what we want.Bring back Jimmy Scott and his more appropriate design.MRS PAT WILSON - Underhill Drive, Uphill


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