Ho9w could it be improvement?

PUBLISHED: 11:44 02 August 2008 | UPDATED: 09:25 10 June 2010

There is clearly a need for improvement in and around the bus depot, but in what way does a large, bustling, view-obscuring, noise and light polluting, rubbish and traffic generating, commerce dominating supermarket (Asda or otherwise) represent improveme

There is clearly a need for improvement in and around the bus depot, but in what way does a large, bustling, view-obscuring, noise and light polluting, rubbish and traffic generating, commerce dominating supermarket (Asda or otherwise) represent improvement? It is irrelevant that similar stores at Newton Abbot or Taunton do not appear detrimental to those towns (yet). Neither of those stores is in an area dependent on tourism. The peaceful, non-commercial character of Exmouth is precisely its main attraction to visitors. Nor are they adjacent to an internationally important marine nature reserve. The wind and seagulls inherent to the estuaryside guarantee distribution of plastic bags etc into a delicate ecosystem already under strain due to human-induced pollution.The estuary is Exmouth's main natural asset, therefore totally inappropriate for any such development whichever way you look at it - ecologically, economically, aesthetically and ethically. Far more ideally suited to low-impact leisure pursuits, this area simply needs enhancing for that purpose - and it need not cost the earth. Bee Warren,(via email).

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