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Issue No 516 £2.00 news & jobs updated daily online
24 November - 7 December 2009 Circulation 23,035 (July 07 – June 08)
£220m Blackpool development plans put on display
By Pete Hayman create a state-of-the-art
commercial centre in Blackpool,
Local residents and businesses which will help to attract
in Blackpool have been invited further investment, improve
to comment on the multi-mil- employment opportunities and
lion pound Talbot Gateway offer an attractive, modern
scheme after proposals were focal point where people can
put on public display. meet, do business and spend
Muse Developments, the their leisure time."
developer behind a £220m Mike Horner, regional
regeneration plan, signed a director at Muse Developments,
deal with Blackpool Council in added: "If local people support
March to transform the our plans then we would hope
10-hectare (24.7-acre) site The project aims to revitalise an area near Blackpool North station to start work in 2011, subject to
around the town's North securing planning permission."
railway station and Talbot Road. and business space, as well as a following the public consulta- The public consultation,
New hotels, cafés, restau- new pedestrianised square and tion event before being which was held at St John’s
rants and shops have been a supermarket. submitted to the local authority. Church, Cedar Square, between
earmarked for the site in order An outline planning applica- Blackpool Council leader 5-7 November, was supported
to complement 85,000sq m tion for the scheme has been Peter Callow said: "Talbot by the town's regeneration
(914,932sq ft) of new office prepared but will be reviewed Gateway is an opportunity to agency, ReBlackpool.
£3.7m boost for Kent heritage theme park project
DLL completes
Future of Britain's oldest surviving rollercoaster secured with government cash
revamp scheme
Fitness operator David
By Pete Hayman and a new exhibition space Lloyd Leisure (DLL) has
outlining the project. completed a redevelop-
The future of one of Britain's Nick Laister, chair of the ment scheme to upgrade
oldest surviving rollercoasters, Dreamland Trust, said: "This 14 of its UK sites.
a scenic railway ride in Margate, .com proposal has the ability to The final four clubs to
Kent, has been secured after create an outstanding, 21st- receive makeovers were
the Dreamland Trust received century attraction at Margate. Woking, Surrey; Chigwell,
£3.7m from the government's
"The scenic railway rollercoast- Essex; Hatfield, Hertford-
Sea Change initiative.
er has not operated since 2006 shire and Cambridge.
The funding will go towards image and was badly damaged by fire At Cambridge, the
the restoration of the Grade Margate's scenic railway is to following an arson attack last largest site to undergo a
II-listed rollercoaster, which was be restored to its former glory year. This grant should now revamp, DLL has invested
constructed in 1920, as well as secure the future of this remark- £200,000 in providing
helping to fund the develop- The Dreamland Trust's plans able structure and allow work 100 new pieces of CV
ment of the world's first for the £12m attraction include to start on rebuilding it next equipment, which were
amusement park exclusively the restoration of the Grade year, along with all the other supplied by Life Fitness.
comprising historic rides. II*-listed Dreamland Cinema rides that we have rescued."
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