No piecemeal development

Some suggest that those against a supermarket on the estuary were saying no" to extra jobs, but new jobs in a supermarket are paid for from shoppers' spending.

Some suggest that those against a supermarket on the estuary were saying "no" to extra jobs, but new jobs in a supermarket are paid for from shoppers' spending. Today, no-one has extra money so spending in a new shop means not spending in an 'old' shop, then old shops close and jobs are lost there. Thus, I can see no net increase in jobs.A recent letter invites us to consider plans for The Strand, partly or mostly free of traffic. To do that, we need to know where the traffic would go instead. Any traffic plan needs to take in siting of a potential town centre supermarket. Thus, comprehensive alternative plans are needed, each showing the traffic flow, the parking, any changes to The Strand and a supermarket. Piecemeal development would be a shambles.Margaret Shams,44 Bapton Close, Exmouth

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