Trop working party called back for final decision

PUBLISHED: 12:00 25 September 2013




THE Tropicana working party has been called back to make a decision on the future of the former pool.

North Somerset councillors within the group will look at a number of issues following the Secretary of State’s decision earlier this month to refuse demolition.

A report was presented to last night’s (Tue) full council meeting outlining details of Eric Pickles’ decision, following the council’s application to pull down the building.

Over the past decade several potential redevelopment schemes have been granted planning permission by North Somerset Council but none have been implemented.

Cllr Tony Lake, Executive member for property, said: “The Secretary of State’s decision precludes any demolition at this time, but does acknowledge that this may take place in the future if demolition is the only real practical option available.

“He recognises there are a number of outstanding issues regarding Trop (WSM) Ltd’s redevelopment plans and that a viable or deliverable alternative for the site is finely balanced.”

The working party will determine whether or not the current planning permission represents a possible alternative use for the site.

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