Will Seaton ever be improved?

PUBLISHED: 13:42 09 September 2009 | UPDATED: 00:09 16 June 2010

Nearly 40 years ago, a feasibility study into the development of the Axe estuary, harbour and marshes was published.

Nearly 40 years ago, a feasibility study into the development of the Axe estuary, harbour and marshes was published.

Proposals included dredging areas of the marshes to form a boating lake with islands.

Permanent housing and high class holiday homes would be built around lagoons.

There would be a freshwater fishing lake, a restaurant at the river mouth, improved access for sea-going craft and a new sailing club.

It all seemed a great idea at the time. Nothing ever came of it, of course.

Will our successors have to make the same confession in 40 years' time about the lack of progress in regenerating Seaton?

Arthur Wright

Pen Tirion

Townsend Avenue

Seaton


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Midweek Herald. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Latest from the Midweek Herald