He just does not get it

PUBLISHED: 15:12 15 November 2008 | UPDATED: 10:01 10 June 2010

Your correspondent Graham Kirby (Journal, November 6) still doesn t get it. Yes, we could do with a supermarket, but not on the estuaryside site. He says the good people wishing to protect the estuaryside needn t shop at ASDA if they do not wish to. By t

Your correspondent Graham Kirby (Journal, November 6) still doesn't get it. Yes, we could do with a supermarket, but not on the estuaryside site. He says the good people wishing to protect the estuaryside needn't shop at ASDA if they do not wish to. By then the despoliation would have happened. The proposed hypermarket, selling everything, would leach the remaining trade from Exmouth and condemn future generations to a blighted estuary (the chamber of trade has voted overwhelmingly against the proposed development).C S J Planning Consultants Ltd, in their submission to East Devon District Council on the "Unlocking Exmouth" proposals, stated that the London Inn/Post office yard/Jewsons/gasworks site "was the only site for a new supermarket in the town centre". That site also conforms to the government's planning policy Town Centre Sequential test and, unlike the estuaryside site, is not on the floodplain.The estuary site should be redeveloped in line with government requirements to "protect, preserve and enhance public green open spaces". That would be putting people and the environment first. If the new "Green Tories" are to be anything other than PR spin, their stated beliefs do not seem to have filtered down to the unreformed Tory-controlled EDDC or our local MP Hugo Swire. Perhaps David Cameron should have a word in their ears. Keith W Richardson,26 Willow Avenue,Exmouth.

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