Hot Topic: Leisuredome ‘pie-in-the-sky’

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JOHN Penrose’s criticism over the lack of progress with the Leisuredome has got a number of Mercury readers talking online.

Its developer, OpalTec International, has so far failed to attract sufficient funding to get the £50million indoor ski slope and climbing wall complex underway.

Here are a selection of comments from the Mercury’s website, Facebook and Twitter sites:

? “Another failed development programme, like the Trop, the old pier and the Dolphin Square project. The only success story is Birnbeck Island, but of course that involves housing.” – Bill.

? “If it had an ice rink then I’m sure it would make a profit, especially since the closure of Bristol. Not holding my breath though.” – Ruth Lucy Cooper.


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? “I drove through Brean last Tuesday. It has a lot more to offer than Weston. It’s about time North Somerset Council realised this is a resort and started catering for holidaymakers. Instead of more shops, why not use the space for an entertainment park, or a permanent funfair?” – Graham Jennings.

? “We don’t exactly need one of these anyway in Weston.” – Cherry Pullinger.

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? “Always the way with this council, it grants permission for pie-in-the-sky schemes that have no realistic chance of success. Look at the two hideous schemes granted for the Trop (Boot and Mace), then along comes a realistic proposal and they do all they can to scupper it! Seems it falls for big unrealistic schemes like moths to a flame.” – Ricki Burrows.

? “It will be a real shame if Weston loses out on this. Be nice to have something fun all year round.” – Leanne Dalby.

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