Sainsbury's get my vote

PUBLISHED: 15:06 28 October 2008 | UPDATED: 22:33 15 June 2010

Having visited Seaton Town Hall on October 24 to view Sainsbury s proposals for a new store and visitor centre, I can honestly say I was reasonably impressed.

Having visited Seaton Town Hall on October 24 to view Sainsbury's proposals for a new store and visitor centre, I can honestly say I was reasonably impressed. The displays were informative and there were a good number of people from Sainsbury's prepared to answer any question that people asked. The proposals showed not only the Sainsbury's store but a visitors centre with a viewing platform and balcony over the wetlands, a state-of-the-art cinema, coffee shop and retail facilities, new tram stop opposite the visitor centre and dedicated lifts to the long-term visitor's car park. The inclusion of a cinema is a real plus for me because not only could it be used for the current blockbuster, but also to show films made by local people, young and old. I bet there are a lot of budding film makers in Seaton and other local areas.Having seen the Sainsbury's and Tesco exhibitions, Sainsbury's get my vote because it has much more to offer Seaton and we won't have lorry after lorry filled with tons of infill. Therefore, I would ask that East Devon District Council give planning permission forthwith but with the agreement that Sainsbury's, the visitor centre and all the other proposals get built at the same time. We don't want Sainsbury's built and then years later we are still waiting for the other proposals to materialise. As Tesco were keen to build an Eco store on land that shouldn't really be built upon, maybe now they can use the land for a huge garden, like the Eden project, but on a smaller scale. The garden could include a pod like building, which can be used for events when the weather is bad. This will show Tesco really does care about the environment.Ms Linda PritchardWoodbine PlaceSeaton


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