Seafront booking office backed for another year

STUART Line’s temporary booking office has been backed for a further 12 months despite concerns it could end up being a permanent fixture.

STUART Line’s temporary booking office has been backed for a further 12 months despite concerns it could end up being a permanent fixture.

The owner, Ian Stuart, applied to extend the temporary relocation of the booking office on land adjacent to Mamhead Slipway.

The booking office was intended to part of a larger development possibly including a Jurassic Coast Interpretation Centre but that fell through because of funding problems.

The town manager Tony Collins said: “I support this application.”


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Cllr Steve Gazzard said: “I believe that another site will be found.

“The site they are on is where most of their business comes from (next to where coaches drop off visitors.)

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“I have no objection; they provide employment for over 50 people.”

The plans will now be considered by the district council.

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