Why did we get our hopes up?
PUBLISHED: 09:00 11 November 2009 | UPDATED: 00:32 16 June 2010
I WAS shocked to read Mark Williams letter. He stated: For years councillors, businesses and others have agreed that the priority area for regeneration is the holiday park site… Tesco spotted an opportunity and purchased the land… Sainsbury s submitted
I WAS shocked to read Mark Williams' letter. He stated: "For years councillors, businesses and others have agreed that the priority area for regeneration is the holiday park site... Tesco spotted an opportunity and purchased the land... Sainsbury's submitted their application on land they did not own!"
Mr Williams said that, had Sainsbury's planning application been approved, the council would then have had to place the land on the open market.
If this was known from the beginning, why did our planners ever let the people of Seaton get so enthusiastic about Sainsbury's bid?
Why was time and money spent showing residents both sets of plans?
Personally, I am against development on a flood plain. However, many friends were extremely excited by Sainsbury's proposals.
Activities took place during the summer showing residents, especially children, what would happen if the town accepted Sainsbury's bid.
Why, if you knew you could not accept their bid, did you let the residents get so excited by these prospects?
You have abused your position. Residents should have known that Sainsbury's proposals weren't a viable option. Time and money have been wasted. You owe Seaton residents your abject apologies. The same applies to Councillor Randall Johnson.
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