Still time to fight development
PUBLISHED: 02:01 30 June 2008 | UPDATED: 09:11 10 June 2010
I would rather not have a visitor centre (above ASDA) if it means that the only site is above what would seem like a monolith overlooking an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It would appear that those representing us are already aware of the design of
I would rather not have a visitor centre (above ASDA) if it means that the only site is above what would seem like a monolith overlooking an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.It would appear that those representing us are already aware of the design of the proposed superstore - '(the visitor centre) to occupy the second floor..'. This implies that there would be at least three floors to an ASDA development - ground, first and second. This is even worse than had previously been imagined.If this development goes ahead (the people of Exmouth, however, should be aware that this is not yet a done deal and can still be fought against), where will people park to visit all the 'amenities' that are being proposed? The public car park will be taken by ASDA, who could restrict parking, and the lorry park will be gone. I cannot see how any other spaces that may be available will be sufficient for the visitors' centre, sports centre, swimming pool, cafe and library - especially when parking will become even more critical should The Strand be pedestrianised and Chapel Hill become an extended beer garden. Perhaps the money that would be spent on those could be put to better use, eg towards a visitor centre at a more suitable site?There is still time to fight against development of the estuary site. An on-line petition to the Prime Minister is now available - please log on and sign: http://petitions.pm.gov.uk/saveourshoreline/Howard Samuel,9 Lawn Road,Exmouth.