Tesco unveils Seaton regeneration plans

PUBLISHED: 12:12 24 September 2008 | UPDATED: 22:22 15 June 2010

TESCO has unveiled its plans for the regeneration of its acquired site in Seaton to members of the resort s regeneration board.

TESCO has unveiled its plans for the regeneration of its acquired site in Seaton to members of the resort's regeneration board.

The plans will be presented to residents in early October, when a major public consultation exercise is planned.

The Board was agreed that, whatever the final decision about the site, doing nothing is not an option.

They were united in their desire to find a solution to the need to raise the ground level of the whole area to enable building work to take place. Traditional infilling will be avoided if at all possible and Tesco's representatives outlined two alternative options, both of which would significantly reduce the need for large numbers of lorries visiting the site. The Board has agreed to work with them to explore these options further.

Members of the Board were reassured to hear that Tesco has listened to their concerns about the future provision of leisure facilities and an area within the site has been provisionally earmarked for them.

The urgent need for a Town Manager for Seaton was recognised and discussions are to be held between East Devon District Council, Devon County Council and Seaton Town Council to take this forward as quickly as possible.


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