Call for seafront scaffolding - 'there is a precedent'

A NORTH Somerset councillor has called on developers behind Weston s decrepit Tropicana to place scaffolding at its highest point.

A NORTH Somerset councillor has called on developers behind Weston's decrepit Tropicana to place scaffolding at its highest point.

Cllr Mike Roe says it would help both councillors and residents to be clear about the impact the planned £30million development will have on the seafront.

He said: "There is a precedent in calling for this action because the council asked MACE to do the same some years ago before a planning application had been submitted.

"This application is much higher than the MACE scheme so I think it is important for Henry Boot Developments to do this."


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Cllr Roe says the highest point according to the current plans was 34.5m, twice as tall as the MACE scheme.

The previous scheme included similar features to the latest plans as well as a health and fitness club.

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An application for a complex including a 96-bedroom hotel, bowling alley, cinema and swimming pool and underground car park is due early next year.

A spokesman for the developer said: "We have just completed the public consultations last week and that information has got to be analysed.

"It is too early to do this as the plans might be subject to change. Or they might not.

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