Welcome for scheme to create a 'green oasis' on town land
UPDATED plans to revamp a piece of land in Newton Abbot, creating a 'green oasis' have been warmly welcomed by residents.
Plans and drawings of the regeneration of Victoria Place and gardens got an 'overwhelmingly positive' when they went on show in the town centre.
Mayor Cllr Anne Fry, town councillors and council officers took to the streets of Newton Abbot on Saturday to show people what the area could become.
They joined in the celebrations of the town crier's competition, the French market day and one of the Heritage Open Days.
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Newton Abbot Town Council and the Town Centre Partnership.
The town council is working on a vision to transform Victoria Place into an attractive, open-paved and grassed area with a refreshment kiosk, seating and planting.
The River Lemon, which flows below the town centre will be at the centre of the scheme.
The plans are the result of months of consultation and planning.
Newton Abbot mayor Cllr Mrs Anne Fry said: "I am delighted with the final scheme, which will improve this part of the town centre wonderfully.
"Families have been particularly delighted with the environment which will give much greater visibility of the river and the plants and wildlife which are a part of it and provide a green oasis in which to relax."
The deadline for feedback is the end of September.
It is hoped construction work could start in December with the new area ready to use by next June.