New jetty approved for Oxen Cove

A new 60 metre long jetty in Brixham that will allow the fishing port to expand to keep up with demand has been unanimously backed by planners. The £1m, 8m wide, 60m long jetty from Oxen Cove Car Park, would be used by several businesses, but in particular by Offshore Shellfish Ltd, the company behind… Read More »

Quality hotel for town centre?

A ‘quality’ hotel could be built at the heart of Brixham to fill the town centre void left by the collapse of the Tesco supermarket development. Hotel developers have expressed an interest in the ‘black hole’ site. The news was revealed by Pat Steward, Torbay Council’s head of strategic planning, at an English Riviera Tourism… Read More »

Brixham mentioned in dispatches!

Brixham recently featured in Channel 4’s current affairs programme Dispatches. The episode, entitled Supermarket Wars, explored the reasons why Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Morrisons and Asda no longer dominate the food retail business and have seen their profits slump. Presenter Harry Wallop said the ‘big four’ used to build ‘enormous superstores to accommodate our one-stop shop’ but… Read More »

Regeneration revitalized

A new regeneration group for Brixham has been announced. The newly formed Brixham Regeneration Group (BRG) will have a principle objective to investigate the financial viability of projects for ratification by Brixham Town Council (BTC) and partners and then deliver those projects for the benefit of the community and will be the new group and… Read More »

Costa confirms conjecture

Costa has confirmed that it is considering the possibility of opening a coffee shop in Brixham. The news has had mixed reactions in the town which already has a large number of coffee shops. A spokesman for Costa said: “As one of the success stories on the UK high street, we work closely with planning… Read More »

Tesco cancels Brixham plans

Brixham will not benefit from a £20million town centre regeneration scheme after Tesco confirmed it has pulled the plug on its development plans. The mixed-use retail and housing scheme from Tesco and developers Albourne Property would have provided a 32,000sq ft supermarket, a multi-storey car park with 340 spaces, small unit shops, 11 town houses, three… Read More »

Regeneration Drop-in Day – 10th April

Brixham Town Council’s Regeneration Working Group is to hold a Drop-in Day at the Scala Hall on Thursday 10th April from 10.00am to 8.00pm. The event seeks to build on the work done at the What Next for Brixham? Conference hosted by Brixham Community Partnership in November 2013. It is designed to provide information about… Read More »

Torbay Local Plan to 2032

Jobs provision is one of the key points in the Torbay local plan. The view for the whole of the Bay over the next 20 years aims to create 600 jobs, 9,000 new homes, revitalise town centres, major investment in Brixham harbour and other Bay harbours and tourism industry, funding for flood protection, better access… Read More »

Tesco car park details

Reply from Torbay Council to Keith Williams, Brixham Chamber Vice-Chair regarding clarification of car parking arrangements within the proposed Tesco development.   Dear Mr Williams Thank you for your letter of 25th November, I apologise for the delay in responding. Firstly, please let me assure you that the Council and Tesco are working hard to produce… Read More »

BTC to lead regeneration

Brixham Town Council could be set to form a new group to work with them on regeneration matters. That is the recommendation from a conference looking at the future of the port. Brixham Community Partnership hosted the full-day public ‘What next for Brixham?’ conference at the Berry Head Hotel. It was designed to discuss how the… Read More »