Great missed opportunity

Another missed opportunity. Well done the council, yet again. Having messed round for I do not know how many years and been far too greedy in their requirements for the site, we now have no Asda, no new library and no new pool the present one is over 30 years old and costing a fortune to run.

Another missed opportunity. Well done the council, yet again. Having messed round for I do not know how many years and been far too greedy in their requirements for the site, we now have no Asda, no new library and no new pool - the present one is over 30 years old and costing a fortune to run.Exmouth is one of the largest towns in Devon and we are desperate for another supermarket. Not only is Tesco very expensive, in my opinion, they have no competition and we, the ratepayers, have no choice. What a joy shopping there will be again this summer with an expected influx of 10,000 people at Sandy Bay.What happened to democracy? The majority of people in the town were not against this scheme. As for the self-opinionated and negative attitude of the people of the Exmouth Citizens' Forum and the Exmouth Community Association, they still seem to be living in another century. Planting a few trees and making more green space, that they seem to want, is not going to solve Exmouth's problem.The town is dying on its feet with 28 empty shops. There is nothing to bring people here. The writing was on the wall ages ago when Curry's and the Body Shop closed. The town is a filthy mess. It needs cleaning up, but, no, I expect the council will go ahead with yet another money-wasting scheme. When I moved here 60 years ago, the town was thriving. It was soon to be ruined with the building of the precinct, which should never have happened as it killed Exmouth's heart.I wholeheartily agree with Graham Kirby's recent letter. To my mind, it is a great pity the council does not have some sensibly minded people like him on it. No one has won - Exmouth has lost out on a great opportunity.Mrs T Mason,(via email).


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