Paignton and Preston Seafront improvements consultation now open

Paignton and Preston Seafront improvements consultation now open

The second phase of the consultation improvements to Paignton and Preston seafronts is now open and Torbay Council would like to hear your views on two ideas for each of the unique sea fronts.

The first phase of improvements attracted over 400 people, where the public fed-back what they did and did not like about both of the seafronts. LDA Design, the independent design consultancy, commissioned by Torbay Council, have taken on the feedback that has been supplied by the people and have prepared two designs for both Paignton and Preston. seafronts. They would now like to hear from you, particularly if you use the sea fronts, live in Paignton and Preston and have experienced flooding from the sea and from businesses based in the area.

Paignton and Preston Seafront flood defences proposed visual

To get involved in this consultation and to share your thoughts, there are 4 options open to you, your involvement will provide the necessary feedback on where to place the flood defence wall and the ideas on improving the look and feel of both Preston Seafront and Paignton Seafront.

  1. Online – watch the presentations for each seafront and complete there relevant online questionnaire on the Torbay Council website. You have until midnight on Sunday 12th June 2022 to take part.
  2. Visit the LDA and Torbay Council stand at the English Riviera Air Show on Paignton Green on the 4th June 2022 where you will be able to see 3D models of the ideas.
  3. Head over to Facebook on Monday 6th June at 5pm for a Facebook Live presentation delivered from Torbay Council, make sure you’re following their page, if not you can watch the live presentation on the Torbay Council website and send any questions that you may have to [email protected]
  4. Finally, paper copies of the presentations and consultations will be available from Paignton Library from Friday 27th May 2022. They will also be available from the council reception desk. Completed consultations will need to be returned by Monday 13th June 2022.

Councillor Mike Morey, Cabinet Member for Infrastructure, Environment and Culture said:

“Thank you to everyone that took part in our focus groups, workshops and online consultation earlier this year. Your views and feedback are important to us and have helped to shape this next phase and the ideas for improving our seafronts in Paignton and Preston.

“All of our wonderful coastline brings people to the area, but this part of the Bay is under threat from rising sea levels. This is why LDA Design are helping us to explore the type of sea defences that are right to protect the town from flooding. I hope those of you who use or live by Paignton and Preston Seafronts, particularly those whose properties have experienced flooding from the sea, take the time to look at the ideas and help us shape the improvements to your area.”

To see the results of the first phase of engagement from the previous consultation and to watch the Facebook live visit the Torbay Council website.

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