Six Conservative councillors took the decision to demolish the Tropicana in the face of public opposition. One Conservative Minister has rubber stamped their decision. This has got whitewash splashed all over it.
There is an alternative plan, the building is not beyond its useful life and many people want to see the site saved as a leisure development. On all three fronts Conservative councillors and now Conservative ministers have not listened.
This is very disappointing news but does not end the fight."
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