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Tesco to end free parking unless you spend

by mikebell on 13 September, 2016

Shoppers at the Tesco store in Weston town centre will have to spend at least £5 in store if they want to park a car for more than 30 minutes. Tesco bosses are going to introduce new parking measures for the store which will see people fined £70 if they stay for longer than two hours. If […]

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Old library redevelopment

by mikebell on 29 March, 2016

A planning application has been submitted to convert the former library building in Boulevard into 23 residential units. You can read the details here. Cllr Mike Bell said: “We’ve campaigned to save the building for community use, but unfortunately the council decided to sell it off to a private developer. “If you have any views […]

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People in the West of England are being urged to take the opportunity to shape the area’s housing and transport provision for the next 20 years by participating in a major consultation. The West of England needs to plan for more homes if it is to meet the area’s growing need for housing and continue […]

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SeaQuarium expansion proposals

by mikebell on 17 July, 2015

The proposals for the expansion of the SeaQuarium on the seafront were reported in last week’s Mercury. In a nutshell, they include the construction of a new two-storey 59m wide building on the beach – for context, that is about half the width of the Tropicana facing the promenade. They also include proposals to construct a […]

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Lapdancing clubs get new licences

by mikebell on 8 December, 2011

Licences have been granted to two lapdancing clubs in the centre of Weston, despite concerns being raised over their locations. Both Shadow Lounge in Regent Street and T’s in Oxford Street went before a licensing committee at North Somerset Council last week. Objections had been raised against granting permission to T’s on the grounds that […]

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Pub demolition would be ‘worst of all worlds’

by mikebell on 9 November, 2011

DEMOLISHING a historic Weston pub would represent ‘the worst of all worlds’ it has been claimed. Plans to knock down the empty Ashcombe Public House have been submitted by a Bleadon-based firm, which has remained tight-lipped on future ideas for the site. But both the area’s ward councillor and nearby residents say the demolition could […]

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Pylon route announced

by mikebell on 18 October, 2011

THE route a huge power line will take through the countryside of Somerset and North Somerset has been announced. National Grid plans to install the 400,000 volt line to carry energy from a planned new nuclear power station at Bridgwater to a substation near Avonmouth. The route the cables, along with 150ft high pylons, will […]

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£50million Leisuredome gets planning approval

by mikebell on 22 July, 2011

WORK on a £50million extreme sports attraction planned for Weston is only months away from starting after the proposal won the full support of district planning watchdogs. Leisuredome UK’s planning application for the ski-slope centre received the unanimous backing from members of North Somerset Council’s south area committee last night (Thurs). The company, which has […]

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Have your say on Rotunda restaurant

by mikebell on 31 May, 2011

Plans have been submitted for a new restaurant on the site of the former Tourist Information Centre on Weston sea front. Local councillor Mike Bell comments: “This is an important site and we need to make sure we get the new restaurant development right. I’d urge any businesses or residents with views to put them […]

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