Burnham-on-Sea town councillors vote to spend £20k on town regeneration project

PUBLISHED: 14:00 05 January 2018

Burnham and Highbridge town councillors voted in favour of appointing an external consultant.

Burnham and Highbridge town councillors voted in favour of appointing an external consultant.

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Burnham-on-Sea town councillors have voted to spend £20,000 on an external consultant to help regenerate parts of the town centre.

The funding has been set aside especially for regeneration projects in the town, with a public consultation exercise also scheduled for this month.

The funding is another step of change for the town, with plans in place for the popular Weston-super-Mare to Brean Down cycle path to extend to Burnham by 2019.

MORE: ‘Positive steps’ could see popular Weston-super-Mare cycle route extended.

The consultant will be an expert with experience in their field and the appointment will be subject to a tendering process.

Burnham and Highbridge Town Council clerk Tatiana Cant said: “The consultant will prepare our bids to lever in substantial funding to make a real difference to Burnham.

“Neighbours such as Minehead and Watchet have undertaken similar exercises which have transformed their towns, making them better places to live and work and greatly improving the environment for residents and visitors.

“We are determined to make sure that we make the changes that people want.”

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