It’s all very depressing

I was very disappointed to read that yet another Tesco store was to be allowed (subject to planning agreement?) in Exmouth.

I was very disappointed to read that yet another Tesco store was to be allowed (subject to planning agreement?) in Exmouth.

As a retired fund manager, specialising in Retail Analysis, it is a known fact that, by allowing one business to dominate a town, they will push out all competition, then increase prices.

Why are our councillors favouring Tesco? ASDA was put under so much pressure by demands for unreasonable contributions for facilities, that they eventually walked away.

Iceland has made a big difference to our town centre, as has Costa Coffee House.


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What we need in Exmouth is variety and choice. The proposed multi-storey car park, will remain an empty monument to foolish planning, unless different shops are attracted to the town centre. The London Inn site could be used for a supermarket, with parking above.

We need a Morrisons, Sainsbury's or Waitrose, all of whom are closing in on Tesco's market share. I ask councillors to approach these stores to look at our town centre.

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Shelves at Tesco are quite often empty, choice of brands is becoming limited, in favour of 'Own Brand' and prices on many goods are rising.

Despite the 5p voucher on petrol, it has still been cheaper in Exeter.

Where will the juggernauts park for delivery in Rolle Street? Will they not cause traffic jams and be a hazard?

I have heard remarks that it has to go through or Tesco will sue the council. I cannot understand these allegations, surely they are not true. Unless, of course, we have been presented with a fait accompli?

Why are councillors not listening to their constituents? It seems another example of arrogant politicians not representing our needs. It is all very depressing.

Aureol Mitchell,

Exmouth.

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