Drawings reveal ASDA enormity

PUBLISHED: 16:19 18 October 2008 | UPDATED: 09:49 10 June 2010

I WOULD like to comment on the ASDA drawings in the Exmouth Journal last week. Front page views towards the town". What are the tall pillars? Are they part of the architectural design or are they a figment of the artist s imagination? If the former, wh

I WOULD like to comment on the ASDA drawings in the Exmouth Journal last week.Front page - "views towards the town". What are the tall pillars? Are they part of the architectural design or are they a figment of the artist's imagination? If the former, what are they made of and what is their purpose? If the latter, they have no right to be there. They are misleading.Back page - what's all the slatting about? Same comments as above.Page three - aerial view. This reveals the enormity of the Asda supermarket, reaching from the estuary to the present roundabout and back to the present neglected transport interchange area. But where is the car park? Has that been forgotten?Estuary view - there appears to be a very wide walkway. How can this be, with all these buildings crammed in? This cannot have been done to scale.These sketches tell us nothing more than we knew before. This is not an unveiling of anything. It is simply confusing the concept. Until we see a ground plan drawn to scale, no one can make a proper judgement. What about the congestion on the Exeter approach road? How are people going to cross Imperial Way to do their linked shopping? How can the 40,000 square foot supermarket and its loading bays, the new enlarged sports centre, the new library, the transport interchange, the visitor centre, the retail units and cafe and 20-30 residential units be fitted into this space? The only new information we are getting is that the consultation period for the public is now being pushed back towards the Christmas holiday period. We suspected this from the start. Noel Harrower,6 Lyndhurst Road, Exmouth


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