Torre Abbey consultation postponed during cornavirus lockdown

Torre Abbey, Torquay

Torre Abbey, Torquay - Credit: Archant

The consultation over Torre Abbey has been postponed amid the coronavirus lockdown.

Torbay residents were asked to give their views on the future use of the land at Torre Abbey, as part of a funding application to the National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF).

Due to coronavirus, the NLHF has stopped accepting new funding applications until at least October. This means Torbay Council will not be able to submit its application for Torre Abbey next month as intended.

In light of this, the council has decided to pause the application consultation, to ensure the community can be properly involved.

Councillor Mike Morey, Torbay Council's Cabinet member for infrastructure and culture, said 'It is really important the community can express their views as to the future use of the land. A later submission date, expected to be in the autumn means if we were successful with our funding application, restoration works would not commence until at least October 2022.'