Trop campaigners launch website

CAMPAIGNERS opposed to proposals for the planned £30million revamp of Weston s beleaguered Tropicana site have launched a website.

CAMPAIGNERS opposed to proposals for the planned £30million revamp of Weston's beleaguered Tropicana site have launched a website.

Friends of Our Tropicana (FOOT) is lobbying residents to write to North Somerset Council urging it to reject plans by developers Henry Boot for a hotel and leisure complex on the seafront site

Plans for Lifestation@Tropicana, as the new development will be called, will include a multiplex cinema, a shopping precinct, and a bowling alley.

They are due to go before the unitary authority next month.


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Henry Boot held a series of public consultations last year attended by more than 1,000 residents.

The opposition group's website www.westontropicana.org.uk lists 20 reasons why it believes North Somerset should reject the plans, including its current proposed height and the risk of flooding.

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The group will hold a meeting at The Blakehay in Wadham Street on March 8 to give residents an opportunity to have their say.

For more details call 01934 424675 or email the organisation's secretary on tropicana2@tiscali.co.uk

Liberal Democrat prospective parliamentary candidate Mike Bell also launched a website dedicated to debating the Tropicana development. It can be found at www.tropicanawatch.org.uk

To read more about this issue visit www.thewestonmercury.co.uk

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