Why relocate factories, Tesco?

PUBLISHED: 14:40 06 February 2008 | UPDATED: 14:44 20 April 2010

We live and work on the High Street near the proposed Tesco relocation development in Honiton and, without rear access, we already experience difficulty loading/unloading from the street. This will only become more difficult. The noise from air-condition

We live and work on the High Street near the proposed Tesco relocation development in Honiton and, without rear access, we already experience difficulty loading/unloading from the street. This will only become more difficult. The noise from air-conditioning units and extractor fans on the estate is already irritating, particularly at night, and we feel the additional noise from traffic, customers and deliveries will be unacceptable. We are also very concerned with the "town centre footpath", to run from the High Street, near our property. This is a fast stretch of road (despite the 30mph limit) and not easy for pedestrians to cross at the best of times. What provisions are in hand for this, bearing in mind the impact any pelican/zebra crossing would have on the access to local properties? It is not clear what provisions will be made for privacy and security for nearby residents, or what type of fence will be erected. Will this path be open 24 hours? If so, it will need lighting - there is no provision for this on the plan. Indeed, light pollution is a concern from the whole site. Having seen other large Tesco developments, where the amount of artificial light produced at night is akin to a small city, this should be a major concern. Why relocate two businesses from perfectly acceptable buildings to another site? This involves demolishing three buildings and developing three new ones - why not just build Tesco on the business park and leave the other two businesses in situ? Janice Palmer and Graham York High Street Honiton

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