Regeneration plans for a south Devon town have been given a £280,000 boost.
The plans include new homes and business space on the waterfront
The Regional Development Agency (RDA) is to spend the money on studies into a proposed £15.5m scheme for Brixham.
The cash will pay for reports on how projects within the plans can be delivered, site surveys and environmental impact assessments.
The plans include new homes and business space on the waterfront, a new fish market and work to make the Lanes area of the town more attractive.
Everyone involved in the scheme, including Torbay Council and the Brixham 21 group, are welcoming the RDA's support, saying it will help turn the dream into reality.