July 19, 2011
says 'no funds available' for proposed seafront leisure park
for a major leisure complex on Burnham's seafront have been dealt
a blow after Sedgemoor District Council indicated it would not
be giving £60,000 of funding to the project.
first reported here
earlier this month that entreprenuer Paul Chatwin - who last year
proposed a mini golf course for The Esplanade - hopes to build
a new £200,000 entertainment and leisure complex called
development, on the South Esplanade in front of Burnham Holiday
Village, would consist of an 18 hole mini-golf course, an area
for children's fairground rides, plus 20 seaside chalets.
the proposals, the chalets would be let to the public for day
use and also be used for community events.
was proposed that the 20 chalets would be funded by Sedgemoor
District Council at a cost of £60,000 with Mr Chatwin's
company managing them.
Chatwin told Burnham-On-Sea.com that the chalets, pictured, would
be owned by SDC and should pay for themselves in four years, providing
a profit to SDC after that. He also provided the council with
a guarantee that if they decide the chalets aren't giving them
sufficient income then he would buy them for what it cost to build
a meeting of Sedgemoor's Capital Planning Group over the past
week has indicated that the council would not be giving funding
to the scheme.
spokeswoman Claire Faun told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "This Sedgemoor
group is not a decision making body. However, they did re-iterate
that we have no funds to support this initiative."