Torbay Council is getting £750,000 from the Government to start regeneration projects in Torquay. The accelerated funding will allow it to make a start on some of the work ahead of a decision on the full bid expected in eight weeks.The accelerated schemes include:
- Investment for Upton Park which will bring a variety of social benefits to the community.
- Improving Princess Gardens – a location of strategic importance and has fantastic links to Torquay train station and the town centre. Ideas also include Princess Gardens as a location for electric bike hire, improving access to all areas and helping develop a thriving community;
- Investment to Rock Walk, which includes improving the illuminations along the sea front with more creative lighting year-round.
The regeneration schemes focus on the town centre and includes links to a proposed new rail station at Edginswell, near Torbay Hospital.
The council’s deputy leader Darren Cowell said: “Today’s announcement recognises the efforts that we are making, with partners, to build ambitious plans for Torquay. Focusing on a transformation of Torquay’s town centre through innovative regeneration we will build a prosperous future for the town.”