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Resident queries derelict B&Q store site's future

By Herald Express  |  Posted: December 05, 2013

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THE future of the long-derelict B&Q site in Torre, Torquay, is being raised at full council.

The council has consulted on a scheme for housing and community facilities, but since the consultation nothing has happened and the site remains empty and unused.

Resident Swithin Long said in his question to deputy mayor David Thomas: "In the meantime many local residents are crying out for quality housing."

He is asking for an update on what is happening with the scheme which the council consulted on.

He has also lodged a question on landslip in Lymington Road opposite the bowling club in Upton Park.

In a question to the executive lead for highways, transport and environment, Cllr Ray Hill, he states it is now a year since the slip occurred.

"This has resulted in a large section of pavement being cordoned off resulting in people having to walk in the road, and four or five parking spaces are out of use.

"Not only does this mean that those spaces are not available for the public to use, but also the council is not receiving much needed income from the parking meters.

"The need for action to be taken to make this area safe has been made all the more urgent by trees recently falling down causing Lymington Road to be blocked for two days."

He was asking what action has been taken in the past 12 months and what urgent action is proposed to remedy the situation.

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