EDDC shown in its true light...

PUBLISHED: 16:40 30 October 2008 | UPDATED: 09:54 10 June 2010

REGARDING your article last week entitled Tesco expansion plans rejected . So now we know for certain that East Devon District Council is so determined to sell the shore-line site to ASDA that this policy will affect their attitudes to other planning applications, such as Tesco's

REGARDING your article last week entitled "Tesco expansion plans rejected".

So now we know for certain that East Devon District Council is so determined to sell the shore-line site to ASDA that this policy will affect their attitudes to other planning applications, such as Tesco's.

That a planning officer can admit this in a public meeting - and then disguise it as though more white-collar jobs (superior to retail jobs?) are somehow going to arrive up the Salterton Road - shows those campaigning against ASDA have a mighty battle on their hands.

Exmouth councillors may stand out and vote against, but the prize is a rich one for the district council.

We get a new library (which we do not need), a new pool (which we do) but apparently no new transport interchange for buses and trains (which visitors and locals would surely prefer to a 'visitor centre').

The district council also, one assumes, receives a large price for the land, though we are not allowed to know how much. It almost makes me sympathise with Tesco!

This is quite apart from being disappointed that a state-of-the-art new church-and-community facility would have been built for Glenorchy church (of which I am a member).

Peter Brain,

42 Lovelace Crescent, Exmouth.


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