Since Maclaren Life abandoned the last and final stage of the Dolphin Square regeneration earlier this year, North Somerset Council has worked hard with the new owners to make sure the project is completed. A finished Dolphin Square with its 8 screen cinema, restaurants, indoor leisure facilities and shops will generated over 300 new jobs and is estimated to attract millions of pounds into the local economy, supporting and hopefully growing local businesses, while offering residents greater variety. Richard Nightingale campaigned for the final phase of the development not to be solely residential and we are pleased to see that these proposals contain 100’s sq feet of retail/leisure use. Ideally the Council would have liked to have seen more but in reality retail across the country has been in decline as more and more people shop online and asking the new owners to build something which they weren’t able to sell, might quite frankly have jeopardised the completion. It’s also important to remember that apartments were a major part of the old Dolphin Square. This 18 million pound flagship development is the corner stone of Weston’s regeneration and will be a catalyst for further growth in the town and Richard would like to see it go ahead under a compromise scheme, rather than not at all.