ASDA: EDDC is so determined

PUBLISHED: 16:43 01 November 2008 | UPDATED: 09:57 10 June 2010

So now we know for certain how determined the district council is to sell the shore-line site to ASDA: this policy will affect their attitude to all planning applications.

So now we know for certain how determined the district council is to sell the shore-line site to ASDA: this policy will affect their attitude to all planning applications.

That a planning officer can admit this in a public meeting, during the discussion of Tesco's application, shows that those campaigning against ASDA have a mighty battle on their hands.

The prize is a rich one for the district council and cannot be disguised by a specious claim that any employer is going to bring white collar jobs (somehow superior to retail jobs) to the Salterton Road.

Maybe the Journal will seek, under the Freedom of Information Act, to discover just how much ASDA are to pay in cash, in addition to the library (which we do not need) and the visitor centre (which really ought to be a proper transport interchange)?

I almost feel sorry for Tesco! I do really feel sorry that Glenorchy Church (of which I am a member) will not get the new state-of-the-art community facility which would have been built by Tesco.

Peter Brain,

42 Lovelace Crescent,

Exmouth

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