Appeal left me mentally drained

PUBLISHED: 01:01 10 December 2008 | UPDATED: 22:44 15 June 2010

WITH reference to the recent Tesco planning appeal, heard at Knowle, Sidmouth. I found it a harrowing ordeal, sitting through the six days I did feel mentally drained. Don't feel I could do that again! As Tony Smith pointed out, a lot of it was legal j

WITH reference to the recent Tesco planning appeal, heard at Knowle, Sidmouth.I found it a harrowing ordeal, sitting through the six days - I did feel mentally drained. Don't feel I could do that again!As Tony Smith pointed out, a lot of it was legal jargon and was gobbledegook! Well chosen words!I felt at times as if I was in a battlefield - Tesco charging at us with big guns.We did feel helpless. I really wanted to say: "Go away, leave our town alone. We don't want or need them." At that point, I felt as if I wanted the world to stop so that I could get off.Well, we just have to wait now and hope and pray the right decision will be made.Mrs J JeevesStone Close Woodhill View Honiton


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