raft of changes aim to help regenerate Highbridge town centre
raft of new improvements to help boost Highbridge town centre have
been welcomed this week and hailed as the start of the town's 'regeneration'.
high-profile, multi-million pound developments are set to go ahead,
with the overhaul of the former FF&F site and the Highbridge
yellow lines are to be removed along part of Market Street, pictured
above, to enable shoppers to park next to shops. And a new pedestrian
crossing is also to be installed in Market Street.
Chamber of Trade Chairman Mike Murphy, pictured, says the long-awaited
upgrades for the town centre are very welcome.
first reported here
last week that the Highbridge Hotel redevelopment is finally set
to begin this year and be completed in December 2018.
Murphy told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "It's great news. This, combined
with the sale of the former Customs House and the former FFand F
site with planning permission for 14 flats, begins to 'join up the
dots' for this part of Highbridge."
will also see a new natural crossing in Market Street to make it
safer for pedestrians in the town centre."
new Market Street pedestrian crossing looks set to be installed
near the One Stop Shop, as pictured here.
added: "The double yellow lines along part of Market Street
are also to be removed as part of proposals to improve parking for
shoppers and encourage visits to the shops."
is also possible movement at the Bank Street car park and improvements
to the Millennium Green, plus the ongoing development of the former
George Hotel into a new furniture store."
are also plans for a mural on the side of Snippers Gents hairdressers,
together with a few more projecting signs, and the renewal of the
added: "It is just great to watch our town slowly, step by
step, being regenerated."
the next phase will include the removal of some more of the remaining
eyesores when we will be able to truly say it's beginning to look
like a really nice town."