regeneration project gets £20,000 boost from council
and Highbridge Town Council is to spend up to £20,000 on getting
an external consultant to draw up plans for the regeneration of
parts of Burnham-On-Sea town centre.
have voted in favour of approving the spending at their latest meeting
and will be starting the work during 2018.
Town Council wants to take forward several regeneration projects
that have been discussed with Sedgemoor District Council,"
Town Council Clerk Tatiana Cant told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
keen to identify various funding sources for the projects, such
as the Hinkley Point community fund and Coastal Communities Fund."
added: "Councillors have given the go-ahead for £20,000
of funding so we can get in an external consultant - who will be
an expert in their field - to work on the plans."
Town Clerk added: "Some of the money will also go towards a
public consultation phase to enable the council to get feedback
from residents on the projects."
redevelopment of Burnham-On-Sea's former job centre, pictured above,
is among the possible projects.
building, at the junction of Burnham High Street and Regent Street,
has been vacant since the job
centre closed in March 2008. The Department for Work and Pensions
vacated it on 31st January 2009 and handed the building over to
lease for the premises expires in a year's time on 31st December
2018. Although the lease is still in the name of the Secretary of
State, it is virtually assigned to Telereal Trillium.
the building is considered to be in a good location for redevelopment.
Learning Centre in Princess Street, which closed
this week, could also be earmarked for regeneration under the
also understood that the refurbishment of Burnham's Princess Theatre
is another project under potential consideration - with new interior
and exterior modernisation being proposed.