centre's future debated at Burnham neighbourhood plan meeting
Town Centre Neighbourhood Planning Topic Group met on Thursday
night (December 11th) to firm up the boundaries of the area and
discuss ideas for a future vision.
lively discussion took place and lots of ideas were considered,
including part-pedestrianisation of the High Street, the need
for new indoor tourist attractions in Burnham, and better parking
in the town centre.
the end of the session, Chairman Phil Harvey was tasked with pulling
the ideas together into a draft vision statement for the next
meeting in January.
told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "As one key theme that emerged was
the need to improve the links between the High Street and the
Esplanade, we decided to expand the Town Centre area initially
considered to include the Esplanade."
discussion on the vision was usefully informed by consideration
of previous regeneration proposals, suggestions from residents
and the work of a group of King Alfred students who produced a
display for us."
themes were the need to maintain the human scale of the town centre
and its heritage character without holding back appropriate development
of the offer to both residents and visitors."
The next stage in the process is a survey to every household which
should come through doors in early January.
added: "There is a freepost address on the survey so all
people will need to return it is an envelope. It will also be
available electronically for those who prefer to fill it in this
way. Hopefully it will generate lots of feedback."