Residents send in Trop objections

WESTON residents have written to North Somerset Council to object to £30million plans to redevelop the Tropicana.

WESTON residents have written to North Somerset Council to object to £30million plans to redevelop the Tropicana.

Developers Henry Boot and Life Property have submitted proposals to the unitary authority for a 96-bed hotel, eight-screen cinema and 20-lane bowling alley.

Objections include the size of the proposed development and its effect on the Beach Lawns.

At the time of going to press, 12 objections had been placed on the council's website.

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Campaign group Friends of Our Tropicana is urging its members to register their objections before the 21-day public consultation period ends on April 4.

Residents who are either for or against the proposals have until April 4 to send in their views to the authority's planning department, at North Somerset Council, Somerset House, Oxford Street, Weston, BS23 1TG.

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They can also register their opinions online at

North Somerset Council's chairman wants all councillors to be able to vote on whether plans for a £30million revamp of Weston's Tropicana should go ahead.

Cllr David Shopland, who represents Clevedon East, will put forward a suggestion at a full council meeting on Tuesday.

The motion says the unitary authority should remove the right of the planning and regulatory committee and west area planning committees to decide on the application and it should be voted on by the full council.

*A LISTED building will be moved if plans for a £30million Tropicana redevelopment are agreed by North Somerset Council.

The Grade II listed seafront pavilion, currently to the north of the building, will be repositioned to the south opposite Clarence Road North.

The company has said it will upgrade the facility when it is relocated as part of its plans.

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