Back in 2008 a report was published concerning how Dawlish might be regenerated.
click on this link to read it https://sites.teignbridge.gov.uk/CHttpHandler.ashx?id=33319&p=0
Chapter 10 is of particular interest as it is concerned with transforming the heart of the town.
Well that report was a waste of time and money. Chapter 8 is a hoot; the vision of Dawlish in 2018. Whoever wrote that was off their head.
It was certainly imaginative.