Youngsters' message to ASDA

PUBLISHED: 02:01 17 April 2008 | UPDATED: 08:58 10 June 2010

We are writing to you about the upcoming plans of a new Asda situated nearby the splendid Exe Estuary. This site is not the perfect site for a new superstore as the view would almost certainly be obscured. We realise there is a need for a new supermarke

We are writing to you about the upcoming plans of a new Asda situated nearby the splendid Exe Estuary. This site is not the perfect site for a new superstore as the view would almost certainly be obscured. We realise there is a need for a new supermarket in the town as there is only a Somerfield, which is not enough for a growing town like Exmouth.There is also the issue of pollution and traffic congestion as the roundabout would not handle the amount of traffic passing through. The pollution would pass straight onto our well preserved estuary, possibly harming rare wildlife.The local community would suffer, too, such as shops like Stokes, a local greengrocer, because Asda would almost certainly be a monopoly in Exmouth.We would advise not allowing a pharmacy or a cafe in a new superstore, if you do decide to build one, as it would take over small local businesses.We realise that we will have no swimming facility during construction which will be another downside.If you do decide to build an Asda, please reconsider where you situate it. I am sure you will make the right decision, but please take our advice into consideration. Thank youMatthew Hayes, aged 11,Gabriel Wynne, aged 11,Charlie Wall, aged 11,All of the Beacon School, Exmouth.EDITOR'S NOTE: we always welcome letters from our younger readers - they are our future.However, I would point out that my understanding is a new sports hall and pool would be built before the existing facilities are demolished.

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