Tesco proposes visitor centre

PUBLISHED: 01:01 12 November 2008 | UPDATED: 22:35 15 June 2010

Further to our recent letter to Tesco, we have now had a meeting with them, their architects and their PR agency. We were pleased to learn that they have, for several months, been actively producing quite detailed proposals for a visitor centre on the reg

Further to our recent letter to Tesco, we have now had a meeting with them, their architects and their PR agency.We were pleased to learn that they have, for several months, been actively producing quite detailed proposals for a visitor centre on the regeneration site in Seaton.We have urged them to include the visitor centre, together with their initial planning application for a supermarket. Not only would this speed up the delivery of a centre, it would make good sense, as any raising of the overall site would start at the western end (their proposed position for the centre) since that is the area requiring the least infill in order to be viable.We will be working closely with their architects over the next few months to refine or amend their initial designs.We have previously already had several meetings with Sainsbury's and, again, we will be constantly liaising with them too in the production of their design proposals for a Centre built over their supermarketThe final decision regarding which supermarket will be providing the visitor centre ultimately rests with East Devon District Council but we, on the Trust, will be working flat out to ensure that, whichever one it is, it will be one which will act as an economic regenerator for the area and one of which Seaton can be proud.We would welcome comment and suggestions from anyone with an interest or expertise in this matter, initially via our website, info@seatonvisitorcentretrust.orgBernard DunfordChairmanSeaton Visitor Centre Trust


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