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Plymouth Bretonside coach station to be demolished

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Image caption Bretonside is earmarked for a £42m leisure centre redevelopment

An "eyesore" coach station is to be demolished to make way for a £42m leisure complex.

Plymouth City Council's planning committee has agreed the "bleak" station at Bretonside will be pulled down and replaced with a cinema and restaurants.

There are also plans to create 400 car park spaces on the site.

The former Mayflower West Car Park, about 0.5 miles from Bretonside, will be turned into a new coach station.

Committee member councillor Jon Taylor described Bretonside as "bleak" and "unwelcoming" and being like "visiting the harrowing depths of Tolkien's Middle Earth".

Developer British Land claim the new complex could create 350 jobs and 260 construction jobs.

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Image caption "Bleak" Bretonside will be demolished to make way for a cinema and restaurants
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Image caption The new coach station will replace the disused Mayflower Street West car park

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