Colyton youth project moves forward
A PROPOSED youth centre in Colyton is expected to finally go ahead after being granted full planning permission.
A PROPOSED youth centre in Colyton is expected to finally go ahead after being granted full planning permission. The Reece Strawbridge Centre, which is expected to cost �500,000, has been approved by East Devon District Council.The application was previously delayed when it came to light that the proposed area of land at Peace Memorial Playing Field was, in fact, sold in 2002.Chairman of the management committee Paul Arnott said at the time around 10 metres of land had been lost but he was determined to press on.He said he was happy their efforts had paid off. He said: "The trustees and the future users of the new Reece Strawbridge Centre are delighted and relieved to have overcome this major hurdle."Our future meetings will not be about whether the centre can be built, but when we start to build, and how we go about it."We would like to thank our architects at Olorun and the many Colytonians who wrote to EDDC in favour. "We are also grateful to the Devon Youth Service, the Church of England and the police for their own expressions of support. "Devon County Council is investing �210,000 and the youth club trustees are investing a further �200,000 from the sale of the old building in Church Street. Colyton Chamber of Feoffees has offered a donation of �75,000.