Trop plans to go on display again

PUBLISHED: 13:00 24 January 2011 | UPDATED: 13:43 24 January 2011

Richard Nightingales with new Designs for Tropicana.

Richard Nightingales with new Designs for Tropicana.


A PUBLIC exhibition showing proposals to regenerate Weston's Tropicana is to take place on Friday - with just one developer left in the frame.

Richard Nightingale is now the sole contender to rebuild the former attraction after Havard Tisdale dropped out last Thursday.

The withdrawal resulted in North Somerset Council cancelling a two-day public exhibition on the developers’ two plans.

But this week, the unitary authority has rearranged the event at the Sovereign Shopping Centre from 9am-5.30pm on Friday.

Visitors will get the chance to view Richard Nightingale’s plans, comment on them and talk to Mr Nightingale.

North Somerset Council leader Nigel Ashton said: “We are still obliged to follow the EU procurement process, but are hopeful this can be concluded sooner now that there is only one bidder involved.

We are looking forward to continuing to work with the Nightingale Group on their proposals.

“I urge local people to have their say at the exhibition, or online.

“Their comments will be passed on to the bidder so they have the opportunity to refine further their proposals in light of residents’ views.”

People unable to make the event can comment online at from tomorrow (Tues) until midnight on Sunday.

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