Tesco site lorry fear in Honiton

PUBLISHED: 09:43 24 June 2009 | UPDATED: 23:44 15 June 2010

RESIDENTS in Ottery Moor Lane, Honiton, are bracing themselves for a fresh planning battle.

RESIDENTS in Ottery Moor Lane, Honiton, are bracing themselves for a fresh planning battle.After seeing off Tesco's controversial bid to build an Extra store on their doorstep, they have now learned that plans have been submitted for a temporary storage site on Honiton Business Park - involving up to 90 shipping containers and 30 vehicles.Applicant Paul McCollum, of Sidmouth, wants to operate the business between 7am and 7pm, seven days a week.Mr McCollum has asked East Devon District Council for permission to use the site for a maximum of five years.Tesco, which owns the land, has granted him permission to operate the storage facility for an initial period of one year.Ottery Moor Lane resident Rose Aplin said: "Here we go again."All I'm concerned about is noise and the possible loss of light."Frank Horrell and Mike Bonetta, who were joint chairmen of the Tesco protest group, have been made aware of the plans and are investigating.Mr Bonetta has spoken to Mr McCollum and says: "I was appeased by what he said."He has assured me there will be no more than between 15 and 20 vehicles accessing the site per day."I still have some concerns, but understand use of the site will depend on how successful the venture is.

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