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 Phil Twiss retains Devon County Council seat
- 2 New homes and a new town centre as Cranbrook embraces the future
- 3 Marcus Hartnell wins Seaton and Colyton election
- 4 Children get a taste of life in a forest school - and enjoy the benefits
- 5 Ian Chubb retains Whimple and Blackdown seat
- 6 Ian Hall retains Devon County Council seat
- 7 Colyton submits its Neighbourhood Plan to district planners
- 8 Jess Bailey secures a seat at Devon County Council
- 9 Wiscombe Park hosts a fabulous return to motorsport
- 10 We're wild about open spaces but beware, others are not
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.