Better add in some traffic lights then

PUBLISHED: 09:21 22 January 2007 | UPDATED: 10:30 24 May 2010

SHOULD I be preparing a big bucket of scepticism regarding the details released about the Tropicana last week? A two-storey car park on the beach? So traffic would have to continuously cross the promenade more so than it does currently onto the beach. Be

SHOULD I be preparing a big bucket of scepticism regarding the details released about the Tropicana last week? A two-storey car park on the beach? So traffic would have to continuously cross the promenade more so than it does currently onto the beach. Better add in some traffic lights then.More importantly is the time scale element: 2010 as a finishing date is rather a long time for a glorified boating pond is it not? On top of that is the seven months planning application period. That strikes me as a little odd as Henry Boot had the design on the table months ago. Did you know it took just seven months to build the New Pier during a winter season by men with shovels and steam cranes? Goodness knows how long it would take in the modern Weston! Cllr Hockridge seems over the moon that we shall 'soon' (insert sound of laughter here) have a huge building on the seafront, hundreds more tourists and absolutely nothing for them to do except swim!Weston wants a new pool. We need something for tourists to do and we need it quickly. If the scheme is behind schedule then we will indeed be 'jumping up and down', but to be honest as the building has been lying pointlessly idle for a decade it seems a rather erratic statement. The Tropicana has become a folly.IAN BAKER - Locking Road, Weston


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