'A monopoly

PUBLISHED: 02:01 23 April 2008 | UPDATED: 21:45 15 June 2010

I feel compelled to back up Mr Bayley's letter of April 16, regarding Sainsbury's getting the site at Seaton if a supermarket is the only option. There is a monopoly of Tesco in this area, including a totally uneccesary new store at Ilminster pract

I feel compelled to back up Mr Bayley's letter of April 16, regarding Sainsbury's getting the site at Seaton - if a supermarket is the only option. There is a monopoly of Tesco in this area, including a totally uneccesary new store at Ilminster - practically within spitting distance of the Chard store and not that far from the Taunton or the Yeovil stores as the crow flies either. Plus there are stores in Honiton and Axminster.Tesco has become a monster that needs to be controlled and Sainsbury's would, I am sure, be the store of choice for many local people (if they were given a choice that is, as democracy in this country has been killed by this government). There is supposed to be a ruling to force companies like Tesco to sell their land to "the competition" where monopolisation is likely and this "join the dots" policy makes Tesco's Seaton bid fall into that category.I would suggest that everyone lobbies their local MP to stop this farce, as EDDC is unlikely to do so.D Simpson Axminster


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