Brixham keeps its amusement arcade


Locals in Brixham, South Devon, have forced developers to rethink plans to turn a holiday park and amusement arcade into a housing estate.

Riviera Bay owners Park Holidays UK had planned to build 120 houses and a care home on the two-hectare site above St Mary’s Bay.

Following public concerns about the impact of the proposed development, Park Holidays has decided to retain the site’s existing 180 chalets and most of its facilities, and build 11 new holiday lodges and just 12 homes.

Plans for the assisted care home have also been axed.

Parking for 216 cars, which is 11 more spaces than currently exists on the site, will be dotted around the park instead of provided in one main car park.

And the existing holiday chalets and the main facilities building, which incorporates a heated indoor-swimming pool, restaurant, bars, bowling alley and amusement arcade, will be treated to a phased upgrading programme, Park Holidays confirmed.

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