set to make claim
is to make a bid for financial compensation from the South West
Regional Development Agency (SWRDA) following its decision last
year not to award the town £750,000 of funding towards the
modernisation of the town centre.
Neville Jones revealed at the latest meeting of the town council
that a "significant claim" for aborted project costs
was being submitted to SWRDA.
also claimed that Somerset County Council did not want to deliver
the Civic Pride scheme - which aims to deliver a cut-down version
of the aborted regeneration project - owing to a lack of resources,
but a high level meeting is being arranged to show the false economy
of this decision.
Jones said "time is of the essence" owing to budgetary
problems at Sedgemoor District Council and the need to undertake
construction outside of the peak season.
follows the severe blow last June when the South
West Regional Development Agency decided not to award Burnham
any regeneration funding.