Facility jibe at Tesco

PUBLISHED: 14:36 21 October 2008 | UPDATED: 22:29 15 June 2010

THE SEATON Visitor Centre Trust has criticised Tesco's plans for not providing any community facility.

THE SEATON Visitor Centre Trust has criticised Tesco's plans for not providing any community facility.In a letter to the supermarket giants, Chairman of the Trust Bernard Dunford said he was disappointed the application did not include provision of a Visitor Centre and would merely offer another store.He wrote: "For many years EDDC have been insistent that the whole regeneration area - most of which you now own - be developed comprehensively, with the aim of stimulating economic activity and providing community facilities for Seaton. "Your plan for just another of your stores will do nothing for either of these aims."He called on Tesco to re-address their proposals and put forward a plan which would offer benefits to the town - encouraging support.A spokesman for Tesco said the company was committed to the development of a new Visitor Centre as part of the regeneration of Seaton and was in talks with Tracey Guiry at EDDC about the project.He said: "We will progress to detailed planning as soon as we know EDDC's decision on the future of the Visitor Centre site. We have in the meantime spoken to Mr Dunford and we will be working closely with the Trust on our plans for the new Visitor Centre.


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