BIDEFORD Town Council has been told its £1 million wish list will now have to go on the back burner following the news that Atlantic Array plans have been scrapped.
In July, Bideford Town Council, along with four other parishes were told to draw up a wish list of ways to spend part of a £1 million windfall in mitigation for onshore works due to be carried out for the wind farm.
However, last week's news that developer RWE had scrapped plans for the 240-turbine development nine miles off the North Devon coast, has meant plans to spend the money will now have to be shelved.
Among items on the list were a road train, cable car, and an Eden Project-style dome.
Councillor Peter Christie, chairman of the planning committee at Bideford Town Council, said the news was disappointing.
He said: "We were told to think big when compiling the list, so all of the councillors put their heads together.
"We are used to dealing with day-to-day issues, and it is not every day that you get told you could have that amount of money to spend."
However Mr Christie said councillors were told from the outset that nothing was definite, and not to get their hopes up.
He said: "It's disappointing, of course, but it was certainly an interesting exercise, if only to see what all the councillors thought.
"And it has also highlighted some great future aspirations for the town."
Without the money from the Atlantic Array, the council will now have to re-evaluate its wish list.
Mr Christie said: "We will have to look at the 15 items on the list, and see which, if any, might be achievable for the town when and if the funds become available."