South Hams District Council are discussing how to move forward with the Quayside proposal at their Executive Meeting.

Kingsbridge Town Council released a statement on Tuesday night, telling Kingsbridge residents that it is a public meeting that anyone can attend.

Kingsbridge Town Clerk Martin Johnson said: “Most of you will be aware that South Hams District Council carried out a public consultation in July and presented proposals to regenerate the Kingsbridge Quayside. Over 700 of you responded with your thoughts.

“Indeed, if you did not attend the packed-out public meeting in St Edmonds Church, or answer the questionnaire itself, then you need to come up to speed now. We make no apology for repeating ourselves: THESE PROPOSALS HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO CHANGE THE KINGSBRIDGE WATERFRONT FOREVER.

“So did anyone listen to your voice?? Well, we are all about to find out…”

SHDC’s Executive meeting will be held at 10am on Thursday, October 19, at the Council Offices, Follaton House, Totnes, where it is likely to receive an options report for district councillors to discuss and agree the way forward for the Kingsbridge Quayside concept.

The options paper itself is likely to be issued on Wednesday, October 11, alongside the agenda for the Executive meeting and will be available for reading on SHDC’s website:

This is a meeting where the public can attend, speak or submit a question. The procedure is on the website too but be aware that any questions have to be submitted in writing by 5pm on Monday, October 16.

A summary of the consultation findings was produced recently by SHDC, again available on the above website.

Mr Johnson added: “It has been difficult for the Town Council to make an informed decision on your responses because, unfortunately, the District Council appears unwilling to share the full consultation data and financial viability data with us despite a request for the same.

“Suffice to say, the Kingsbridge community could be here for the long haul and the Town Council is here to represent you as best possible.

“Obviously, there may be a wide range of opinions out there but the key message at this current time is: read the Kingsbridge Quayside options report and if you want to discover the way forward then you are encouraged to attend South Hams District Council’s Executive meeting October 19.”