New Trop plans refused

PUBLISHED: 19:38 14 January 2010 | UPDATED: 11:34 25 May 2010

PLANS to turn the Tropicana into a publicly-funded pool were rejected by North Somerset Councillors tonight (Thurs).

PLANS to turn the Tropicana into a publicly-funded pool were rejected by North Somerset Councillors tonight (Thurs).

At the full council meeting at the Town Hall in Weston, South Worle ward Councillor Edward Keating delivered the motion, which proposed the building of a modern, publicly funded covered water leisure facility on the Tropicana site.

He requested that it should be built and operated using a combination of North Somerset Council and Weston Town Council finance, with appropriate small-scale on-site development in partnership with the local business community.

However, with only a handful of councillors in favour, the plans failed to win the vote of the town's politicians.

Six Liberal Democrats were behind the £10million proposal to build a swimming facility on the dilapidated site at an annual cost of £230,000 to the taxpayer.

Later this month councillors are set to meet behind closed doors to discuss attracting private investment for the Tropicana site.

Keep an eye on this website for further updates from the meeting.

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