Landscaping plans for Combe Martin seafront

AMBITIOUS plans for the future of a popular seafront parade have been announced by Combe Martin Parish Council. Following two public meetings and a survey, the council has decided on extensive remodelling of the walkway and area above Newberry Beach. The

AMBITIOUS plans for the future of a popular seafront parade have been announced by Combe Martin Parish Council.Following two public meetings and a survey, the council has decided on extensive remodelling of the walkway and area above Newberry Beach.The council has said it will have tests done to ensure the land behind the seawall is sound, then demolish the arches and walkways above them, refurbish the former museum building, landscape the area, improve pathways and install seats and a bandstand."I'm glad that so many people have taken the time to respond to us," said Parish council chairman Julia Clark."Now the hard work begins to find funding and carry out this project." Following a meeting at the end of January, villagers were asked to give their thoughts on what they would like to see on the Parade area, large sections of which have been closed for several months following sea and weather damage.More than 170 filled out a questionnaire and returned it, although no clear majority view emerged, the council said. However, opening the building up again to serve food was popular, while some wanted the arches and walkways repaired and others wanted them knocked down and the area landscaped.


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