Published: June 8, 2009
Angry Burnham-On-Sea MP
to raise regeneration 'snub' in parliament

Burnham-On-Sea's MP said on Monday evening (June 8th) that he will be raising the "disgraceful" decision by the South West Regional Development Agency to terminate funding for the town's regeneration project in Parliament.

£750,000 of promised funding has been withdrawn by SWRDA, as first reported by earlier on Monday.

David Heathcoat-Amory told "SWRDA has wasted over £20m on the derelict Morlands site in Glastonbury without creating a single new job."

"Now they are withdrawing funding from Burnham-On-Sea despite years of expensive planning and consultation."

"The only jobs that SWRDA create are in their own organisation."

"Burnham urgently needs this project in order to attract more private sector investment, and compete in the competitive tourist sector. I will be raising SWRDA's breach of trust in Parliament."

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