BIRDWORLD, one of the area's leading tourist attractions, could be set for almost total redevelopment starting in 2010, in a bid to halt falling visitor numbers.

Included in the planning application being considered by East Hants District Council is redevelopment of the adjoining Forest Lodge Garden Centre, with a proposal to almost double the size of its buildings to allow for a much larger restaurant.

For full story, see this week's Alton Herald.