Tesco 'not good' for Seaton

PUBLISHED: 09:00 14 January 2009 | UPDATED: 22:52 15 June 2010

I feel obliged to point out to the likes of Peter Draper, who seems to think that all protests relating to the construction of a Tesco store at Seaton are from 'snobby wannabes', that he is sorely mistaken! Firstly, there are the issues of flooding and wh

I feel obliged to point out to the likes of Peter Draper, who seems to think that all protests relating to the construction of a Tesco store at Seaton are from 'snobby wannabes', that he is sorely mistaken!Firstly, there are the issues of flooding and where exactly floodwater will be forced to go in the event of an elevated Tesco store being built.Secondly, there are the construction issues surrounding the first point and the disruption that will be caused.Thirdly, and most importantly for anybody with an ounce of common sense (sadly lacking these days), everyone must surely realise that, with yet another Tesco store in such a heavily 'Tescoed' area, there is a very serious issue regarding competition as well as life in the town centre. With stores at Lyme (how did they pull that one off?), Axminster, Honiton, Chard, Ilminster as well as Taunton, Yeovil and beyond, there is no real competition and so, inevitably, the prices will creep up, because that is what Tesco does.As for the town itself, it will degrade further as Tesco want every slice of the retail pie and are only driven by self interest (the self-service tills reducing staffing levels show that, too).So, be warned, all who think like Mr Draper - Tesco is most definitely not good for Seaton!D SimpsonBy email


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