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Swanage seafront set for revamp
PLANNING chiefs are set to revamp Swanage seafront and the town’s Shore Road Gardens.
A series of consultation events have been planned to give residents an opportunity to have a say on how the scheme proceeds.
Both areas are vital features in Swanage but Purbeck council officials believe they are suffering stability issues and are tired and under-used in places.
Cllr Gary Suttle said: “This is a wonderful opportunity to take Swanage forward and bring about improvements that will attract more visitors and benefit the community.
“Please take part in the consultation to ensure that the views of Swanage residents are well represented when the time comes for decisions to be made.”
The scheme is in the early stages of consultation, which runs until the end of September. Decisions on the way forward are likely to be made later this year.
The consultation is being run by the district council, Swanage Town Council and the Swanage Town and Community Partnership.
A district council spokesman said: “We want to hear people’s aspirations for the area. We also want to know what changes are needed and how the area can be improved for the community and future generations to enjoy.”
District council built environment spokesman Martyn Colvey said: “The ideas and visions of the local community are crucial to making this a place that all can enjoy, so we welcome comments.
“The consultation has been prepared to ensure that a unified vision is developed with realistic goals that can make a real difference.”
• Consultation event dates: Swanage Mowlem Theatre, July 8, 5-8pm, alongside the current planning consultation Where Shall We Build; Sandpit Field, August 2, 1-5pm; Town Partnership Room, Swanage Town Hall, Sept 6, 3-7pm.