|It’s time to blow our own trumpet!
On Monday and Tuesday this week, two planning committees, in very different parts of the country, approved proposals supported by Local Dialogue for iconic schemes that, in each case, will change the local skyline.
Neither scheme was without its objectors, but in each case Local Dialogue worked hard – and ultimately successfully – to promote the benefits and to identify and motivate supporters.
On Monday, in Torquay, Torbay District Council’s Development Management Committee – despite having 500 objections on the planning file – approved an application for the restoration of the Listed Torquay Pavilion to deliver a hotel reception and spa, restaurants, bars and function rooms. Alongside this, the application included a 4-5 storey waterside hotel and an 11 storey residential building, with ground floor restaurant and retail space.
The scheme will definitely become a major new landmark on Torquay’s waterside.