Jurassic boost for Seaton

PUBLISHED: 13:52 13 May 2008 | UPDATED: 21:48 15 June 2010

SEATON'S long-awaited interpretation centre for the Jurassic Coast has received a welcome financial boost from the sale of Exeter International Airport.

SEATON'S long-awaited interpretation centre for the Jurassic Coast has received a welcome financial boost from the sale of Exeter International Airport.Seaton, together with Exmouth, will receive £500,000, in addition to £500,000 already committed by Devon County Council.The funding is expected to help the town's regeneration programme, which is expected to bring in thousands of visitors, create jobs and inject millions into the local economy.Councillor Margaret Rogers, the county's executive member for environment, said: "This is great news for the Gateway Towns, in order to progress and promote the Jurassic Coast. "These will be landmarks in providing information and a focus for increasing knowledge of the Jurassic Coast, while linking with other projects such as the Stop Line Way cycle route from the Bristol Channel to the English Channel."They will be important to the work, leisure and tourism features of the area."The council sold the airport for £60 million and, after first paying £12 million to cover existing borrowings against previous investment in the airport, the council had £48 million available for local projects.

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