revamp for seafront is unveiled as 'gold pavement' plan is axed
of Burnham-On-Sea's South Esplanade is to be resurfaced... but
it won't get a controversial golden colour tarmac that was originally
discussed earlier this year.
District Council said this week that a new black tarmac surface
is to be introduced between the jetty and pilot hut building,
replacing the current cracking surface, right.
in March, town councillors controversially picked a 'golden glow'
coloured surface rather than terracotta or grey, and the decision
provoked criticism from residents, prompting the council to re-consider
Claire Faun told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Following on from the
patching repairs to The Esplanade at the end of the
summer in 2014, permanent repair works will commence to resurface
part of The Esplanade between the Pilot Hut and Jetty Hut on Monday
23rd November. The work is scheduled to last between 7-10 days,
repairs are necessary as the current surface is showing wear and
tear. Crumbling tarmac will be replaced by standard-coloured tarmac."
council added that new benches and bins will be installed at the
same time, making a total project cost of £46,000. Appropriate
barriers and signage will be put in place for pedestrians.
works are being done now, rather than in the Spring, due to the
earliness of the Easter holidays, which run from March 24th until
April 11th," explained Mrs Faun.
rethinks £200,000 golden pavement plan for Burnham seafront