Lyme projects share £123,000 council funding

Lyme Regis Gig Club has received money to buy a new vessel. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

Lyme Regis Gig Club has received money to buy a new vessel. Picture: CONTRIBUTED - Credit: Archant

Planning gain 106 money gives local scheme a big boost

A wide range of community projects in and around Lyme Rags have been given a big cash boost thanks to ‘planning gain’ money.

Section 106 contributions from local developers totalling £123,000 have been allocated to a variety of schemes.

These have included:

Lyme Regis Football Club towards their new 60 seater grandstand.


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Lyme Regis Sea School Trust to purchase three new dinghies.

Lyme Regis gig club to purchase a new Pilot Gig.

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Uplyme and Lyme Regis cricket club to purchase a new roller.

1st Lyme Valley scout group to refurbish their toilets and storage area at the Scout Hut.

Lyme Regis development Trust for a community workshop.

The Town Mill Trust for all-weather pathways and an electro hydraulic actuator.

Town Mill Arts Lyme Regis Ltd to create a garden with a sculpture display area.

A better lighting system for the Marine Theatre.

The town council towards it project to bring illumination to the resort’s Langmoor and Lister Gardens.

Lyme Regis allotment association for a realignment of the main vehicle entrance.

West Dorset District Council and the town council have been working closely together to allocate the money to the various schemes.

Cllr Daryl Turner, West Dorset District Council ward member for Lyme Regis and Charmouth, said: “We appreciate the effect that grants like these can have on local sport, cultural and community projects. There are some exciting new and established projects that will really be able to see the impact of this money for generations to come.”

Cllr Cheryl Reynolds, West Dorset District Council ward member for Lyme Regis and Charmouth and also a member of Lyme Regis Town Council, said: “The funding will be of huge benefit, not only to the successful organisations but also the wider community. A wide variety of projects and organisations have been awarded funding. This provides valuable support for community and social infrastructure in Lyme Regis.”

* A Section 106 is a legal agreement between an applicant and the local planning authority used to mitigate the impact of new development on the local community and infrastructure.

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