Tesco appeal to be heard in November

PUBLISHED: 09:22 10 September 2008 | UPDATED: 22:19 15 June 2010

PROTESTORS are galvanising support ahead of Tesco's appeal against an East Devon District Council decision to refuse permission for a new store in Ottery Moor Lane, Honiton.

PROTESTORS are galvanising support ahead of Tesco's appeal against an East Devon District Council decision to refuse permission for a new store in Ottery Moor Lane, Honiton.The Planning Inspectorate will hear the appeal during a four-day hearing at Knowle, Sidmouth, in November.Honiton Town Council was also opposed to the plan, which attracted 400 protestors to a public meeting held in the Mackarness Hall.Frank Horrell and Mike Bonetts, of the Ottery Moor Lane residents' group, say they are concerned that a date for the hearing was set in early August - yet neither the district nor town council told people about it."We are determined to continue to fight against the relocation of Tesco," said Mr Horrell."Having spoken to East Devon District Council about the appeal, we are rather surprised to hear dates were apparently decided in early August."The decision was to hold the appeal from November 11 to 14."No information about this has been received from the district or town council about these dates."The Ottery Moor Lane action group held a meeting on Wednesday last week and will be writing to residents close to the proposed development site.The district council has confirmed the appeal dates.


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