A redevelopment plan for a town centre, which was shelved, cost more than £100,000 a Freedom of Information request has revealed. 

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A RECENTLY rejected new vision for Fleet town centre cost taxpayers more than £100,000, theNews & Mail can reveal.

A Freedom of Information request has revealed that between August 31 2009 and July 28 2010, Hart District Council spent £106,250 on the Fleet Vision.

The £9 million community and entertainment hub plan was shelved in February after Hart’s development partner concluded the overall cost of the scheme was too high to be viable in the current economic climate.

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I am a journalist and author. I am a journalist at the UK edition of WIRED magazine. In 2015, my first book Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. My second book Reed Hastings: Building Netflix, was published in March 2020. I created FOI Directory in 2012 and have maintained it in my spare since ever since.