– Cllr Tony Lake, North Somerset Council
We welcome the Secretary of State's decision. Over the last 12 years there have been three schemes to develop this seafront site, all of which involved knocking down the current structure.
For one reason or another, these schemes did not go ahead. We welcome the fact that the Secretary of State has recognised the efforts made by the council in attempting to redevelop the Tropicana site and the process for site demolition will now begin."
The demolition of the derelict Tropicana building in Weston-super-Mare has been given the go ahead by the Government.