Decision details

Review of options to identify investment proposals for regeneration of Culver Parade tourism opportunity area

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To consider staff appraisal of the procurement exercise to identify an investment partner for Dinosaur Isle, and to confirm the scope, objectives and timing of a procurement to secure wider regeneration proposal. This will include ensuring the continuing accreditation of museum status for Dinosaur isle and hosting of the fossil collection at the current or an alternative location.


Option A -  to (i) seek to secure an effective and sustainable long term solution to the future of the dinosaur museum (including the collection and Museum Accreditation) either at the current or any alternative site. (ii) To develop an alternative regeneration proposition of the council owned land at Culver Parade which reflects its environment and supports the Island Biosphere designation. (iii) Pursue an alternative site (either council or third party owned) for the development of a new dinosaur themed visitor attraction, and iv) to undertake full consultation with all relevant local and industry stakeholders in relation to any plans that come forward.

Report author: Ashley Curzon

Publication date: 15/11/2021

Date of decision: 11/11/2021

Decided at meeting: 11/11/2021 - Cabinet

Effective from: 23/11/2021

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