Protesters say 'no'
PUBLISHED: 02:01 02 June 2008 | UPDATED: 09:06 10 June 2010
A protest along Exmouth's main road has highlighted the campaign of a band of determined demonstrators against redevelopment of the estuary-side. Placards worn by protestors spelt out the Exmouth Citizens' Forum campaign message: 'no Asda on the Exe'. The
A protest along Exmouth's main road has highlighted the campaign of a band of determined demonstrators against redevelopment of the estuary-side.Placards worn by protestors spelt out the Exmouth Citizens' Forum campaign message: 'no Asda on the Exe'.The Save Our Shoreline campaign has reignited as the supermarket giants put together a planning application for a new store at the bus station and swimming pool site. Forum members voiced their views on Saturday morning - catching Exmouth Festival traffic. The group have promised action in the coming weeks as they seek to call on the council to change regeneration plans.Forum spokesperson Megan Armstong said: "Townsfolk are deeply worried about the effects that such a development would have on Exmouth's smaller shops and the environment but this message does not seem to be getting through."We hope that the events we are organising will help the council to re-consider its views on such plans."Next on the campaign agenda is a public meeting on Thursday, June 5 - with invites sent out to MP Hugo Swire and all Exmouth town, district and county councillors.EDDC leader Sara Randall Johnson and deputy leader Ray Franklin have declined their invites - but economy and regeneration portfolio holder Cllr Peter Halse has pledged to attend to hear residents' views.The meeting will be held in the Telfer Centre at Exmouth Community College, Gipsy Lane, at 7pm.