Tesco 'vision' to go public next week

PUBLISHED: 15:18 24 September 2008 | UPDATED: 22:22 15 June 2010

Tesco s vision for the first phase of the regeneration of Seaton will be unveiled next week.

Tesco's vision for the first phase of the regeneration of Seaton will be unveiled next week.

The plans and proposals will be on view at a two day public exhibition at the Eyre Court Hotel in Queen Street, Seaton from 11am to 7pm on Friday 3 October and from 10am to 5pm on Saturday 4 October.

The exhibition will display site plans, proposals and artist's impressions. Representatives from Tesco will be on hand to discuss the proposals and answer any questions. Tesco has a vision for the entire regeneration site but will be asking the public for feedback on the first phase of development, which will include the new food Eco-store, fuel station, retail kiosks, car parking, public open spaces and various road, pedestrian and cycle access improvements.

A survey of over 600 residents in Seaton and the surrounding areas, held earlier this year, revealed a demand for more and better facilities in the town; that more should be done to attract tourism; a demand for more job opportunities, better skills training, and more affordable housing.

A spokesman for Tesco said: "We are delighted that we are now in a position to show the public of Seaton our vision for the future of their town. We feel our proposals will address the demand for better facilities in Seaton and will help to attract new visitors to the area and encourage local residents to stay within the town for their shopping needs."

Tesco has held a number of meetings with Seaton Town Council, East Devon District Council and the Seaton Regeneration Board in order to put together plans and proposals that will benefit Seaton. Other organisations in Seaton have been invited to a preview of the exhibition before it opens to the public.

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