Dolphin Square's future 
- update for councillors

PUBLISHED: 09:44 20 September 2013 | UPDATED: 10:26 20 September 2013

North Somerset Council.

North Somerset Council.

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THE future of Dolphin Square came back into focus this week when developer McLaren Life presented its redesigned plans for the retail centre to North Somerset councillors.

The firm has demolished the former market and nearby buildings to make way for a huge new leisure and retail development.

Phases one and two of the project have seen the seafront Premier Inn and Carlton Street multi-story car park built, but difficulty attracting retail firms has meant the later phases have had to be redrawn. That means the leisure element - which includes the likes of Vue cinema, First Bowl bowling alley, and restaurants like Nando’s, Harvester and Pizza Express - will be separated from the retail quarter and built first.

The new-look phases three and four of the planned development were outlined to members of the authority’s South Area Planning Committee yesterday (Thursday) before a new planning application is submitted.

McLaren Life spokesman Richard Evans said: “McLaren Life is presenting the details of the planning application for the final two phases, the leisure and retail phases, of Dolphin Square to members.”

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