Why did we get our hopes up?
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?
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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.
- 1 Councillors call for a U-turn on universal credit £20 decision
- 2 Double-header for Honiton juniors against Cullompton
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- 4 Band are back... and music lovers brave rain to enjoy show
- 5 Appeal goes out to patients as Devon's health service buckle under pressure
- 6 Legion hosts latest in series of timely war graves walks
- 7 Premier League contract for local footballer
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- 9 How Devon are you? Take our quiz
- 10 Colyton cyclist at age 82 rides the Gridiron 100 for Parkinson's UK
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.