March 4, 2011
tourist attraction unveils new expansion plans
owners of a popular tourism attraction in Berrow have submitted
new plans to extend their facilities.
Animal Farm wants to expand its park with a number of new attractions
at its site in Red Road, including an animal-themed carousel,
animal adventure boats and a water-based playground.
Burnham-On-Sea.com revealed here
in January that district council planners had turned down the
plans, claiming they would adversely affect the surrounding countryside.
But assistant manager Krystal Finch told Burnham-On-Sea.com this
week: "We've reworked the designs and removed the plans for
a water feature. A landscape impact assessment has also been carried
out to demonstrate that the development would be screened from
the outside and that it will have no impact on other residents."
"We now have our fingers crossed that the new plans will
go through and we would like to get the new facilities open for
part of the summer season."
"We really appreciate the support shown on Burnham-On-Sea.com's
forums earlier in the year - it's great that people want us to
further improve the park."
"We're one of the few local tourist attractions that stays
open all year-round and we would like to create further new jobs