ASDA talk

PUBLISHED: 09:51 04 February 2008 | UPDATED: 08:48 10 June 2010

EXMOUTH responses to news of ASDA s proposed estuary-side superstore are being gathered as a community group meets to discuss regeneration proposals. T

EXMOUTH responses to news of ASDA's proposed estuary-side superstore are being gathered as a community group meets to discuss regeneration proposals.

The Exmouth Community Association (ECA) will meet on Wednesday (February 6) for a focus session.

The group plans to welcome more than 50 local organisations to the meeting, where a "proactive and positive response" to forthcoming ASDA plans will be high on the agenda.

ECA chairman Roy Pryke said: "There is an information gap at the moment and it is inevitably being filled by rumours.

"This is such an important issue for the town that we should not rush - or be rushed - into making judgements before we know what the threats and opportunities are.

"The challenge for us then is to influence any proposal before it is presented as a plan.

"Our aim is to get ourselves ready for the meetings we expect to have in the next few months, where we shall have detailed information from the developers.

"Towns which are prospering are those where the community has been involved closely at the pre-planning stage."

Further pressing issues surrounding Exmouth's future, such as Rolle College's imminent closure, will also be under discussion.

The ECA meeting takes place at 6pm on Wednesday, February 6, in the Telfer Suite, Exmouth Community College, in Gipsy Lane.

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