End for Seaton?

PUBLISHED: 02:01 15 October 2008 | UPDATED: 22:27 15 June 2010

If Tesco is successful with the planning proposal for a new 'eco store', will the positives outweigh the negatives for Seaton? In my opinion they will not. Until recently, I lived in Lympstone for over 30 years. The nearby town of Exmouth was, until Te

If Tesco is successful with the planning proposal for a new 'eco store', will the positives outweigh the negatives for Seaton? In my opinion they will not.Until recently, I lived in Lympstone for over 30 years. The nearby town of Exmouth was, until Tesco opened a supermarket, a thriving town with a first class range of shops.Over the years many long-established businesses have gone, only to be replaced by charity shops and estate agents, etc.Exmouth has, in my view, became a tired, run down town with no character whatsoever, despite several attempts of regeneration.It is a myth that if the 'big boys' come to town they bring prosperity.If successful, how long will it be before Tesco plan to extend the new store to sell an extended range of goods, as is about to happen in Exmouth?In my opinion this so-called regeneration will herald the end of the character of Seaton town and the livelihoods of many independent traders.Brian BucklarSpringfields Colyford


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