Sifting through Tesco 'bundle'

PUBLISHED: 13:40 29 October 2008 | UPDATED: 22:33 15 June 2010

NOW that documentation relating to Tesco's relocation planning appeal has been received by Honiton Town Council, a working party has been set up to sift through the paperwork.

NOW that documentation relating to Tesco's relocation planning appeal has been received by Honiton Town Council, a working party has been set up to sift through the paperwork.Members of the council's planning committee heard at a meeting last week that "a bundle of papers" had come through from East Devon District Council.The appeal hearing, taking place in Sidmouth next month, will consider reasons given for planning refusal and Tesco's grounds for challenging them.Tesco maintains Ottery Moor Lane is the best site for a new, improved store, but town and district councils disagree.Councillor Michael Teare, planning committee chairman, said: "We are going to set up a working party to look at the documents."He will be part of the group, along with mayor Councillor Chris Tratt, deputy mayor Councillor Vivienne Ash and Councillor Roy Coombs, who will be the town council's representative at the hearing.Councillor Teare said a council representative would attend the first day of the hearing, on November 11."We will submit our representations in writing and indicate we wish to speak," he said."Members of the public can view the documents in the council office, and can also put in a submission - to both the inquiry and the council working group."At this point, we are simply noting the next stage."Town clerk Lyn Hargood could attend all four days of the hearing - to take notes.Campaigners from Honiton have hired a bus to ensure protesters are a feature of the first day.


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