Green light for £9m Newton Abbot transformation to begin

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MAJOR plans to transform the market and cultural quarters in Newton Abbot, boosting jobs and the local economy, have been given the green light by the Government.

The go-ahead will secure £9m Future High Streets funding and means that detailed planning can now begin.

Leading the way will be a project to re-establish the original Corn Exchange and Market Hall structure by opening up the space currently used by the market and the Alexandra cinema.

Teignbridge Council says the plan will revitalise the centre of Newton Abbot, creating a central, flexible mixed use space for community, artistic and cultural activities.

It will also have a revitalised market, food hall and Market Square.

With the upgrades to Queen Street and the National Cycle Network Route, as well as the building of a new state-of-the-art cinema, the council says regeneration will help transform the town centre into a ‘vibrant and welcoming place to visit’, boosting footfall and local spending.

Council leader Alan Connett said: “Winning  £9m is fantastic news.

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