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?
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 Seaton gets set to celebrate The Queen
- 2 Exeter cargo plane deemed 'beyond economical repair'
- 3 Date reportedly set for Tiverton and Honiton by-election
- 4 Chard youngsters overcome fears and make memories at activity centre
- 5 Recycled toy shop's kind gesture to Ukrainian families
- 6 Grantchester star and former Colyton Grammar student Tom Brittney goes ‘back to school’
- 7 Talaton gardens re-opens for the summer
- 8 Gang responsible for bringing a kilo of drugs into Devon jailed for 23 years
- 9 Biker killed in Devon crash named
- 10 Aldi to take over Co-op site in Seaton
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.