17 JUN 2011

Torbay Development Agency

I met with Steve Parrock and Alan Denby from the TDA for an update on the Brixham Regeneration Project. Tesco remains conditionally signed up to the Town Centre Project for a supermarket, additional parking and affordable housing. This will involve an increase in parking spaces from 170 to 355, essential if we are to increase the footfall to neighbouring Fore Street especially if we see 1.5 hours free parking on site. A similar scheme in Newton Abbot helped to boost trade to a failing high street and of course is preferable to another out of town development. I accept that the construction period will present real challenges but my personal view is that the scheme will act as a catalyst for further investment in the town centre.

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