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Fish market upgrade is approved
Artist's impression of the Brixham fish market redevelopment
The plans include better processing and tourism facilities
The multi-million pound revamp of a Devon fish market is to go-ahead.

Contracts have been signed for work to start in January on the 8.8m regeneration of Brixham fish market.

The deal with contractors Dean and Dyball follows weeks of negotiations, after the scheme was hit by new structural and engineering cost rises.

The fish market, offices and tourism facilities will be upgraded. Planning and funding approval for the next stage still needs to be completed.

Torbay Council will develop a brief in the New Year for a mixed use development at Oxen Cove and Freshwater Quarry offering housing, office space, and leisure, retail and parking facilities.

Torbay Mayor Nick Bye said: "This is fantastic news not only for Brixham but the whole of Torbay.

"Our ambitious plans for Brixham harbour are aimed at rejuvenating the town's economy and providing fishing and non-fishing related jobs for Brixham people."



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