Public urged to speak up over sea defences

PEOPLE are being encouraged to have their say on the proposed sea defences for Weston. A scheme to raise the sea wall and build a secondary splash wall has been submitted to North Somerset Council by its officers. Liberal Democrat councillor Mike Bell is

PEOPLE are being encouraged to have their say on the proposed sea defences for Weston.A scheme to raise the sea wall and build a secondary splash wall has been submitted to North Somerset Council by its officers.Liberal Democrat councillor Mike Bell is asking people to formally speak out on the plans, which also include improvements to the Boulevard, before North Somerset's west area committee meets to debate the proposal on December 14.Councillor Bell said: "At the time of writing, few letters of support or objection have been lodged through the council's planning department. "Although the application has only been formally in for a short time, I am concerned that attempts may be made to rush the application through without proper public comment."Whatever your views on the proposed scheme, it is vital people have their say and speak out on this issue. The sea defence scheme is important for the future of our town and we must get it right."The matter has also been called before Weston Town Council on December 11 for discussion by Councillor Keith Morris.The town councillor for Broadoak and Uphill believes a marina incorporating sea defences would be better for the town, with investment from businesses to make it viable.He said: "We want to discuss the whole problem and see what best solution we can come up with. I don't think we should rule anything out."The public can view and comment on the scheme online at www.n-somerset.gov.uk or in person at Somerset House in Oxford Street.


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