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posted 1 Dec 2011, 10:57 by Westover Labour   [ updated 4 Dec 2011, 04:09 ]
Plans for the multinational giant Tesco to insert a 60,000 square feet supermarket and assorted carparks into the area formerly occupied by the Sedgemoor Splash, Brewery Field and Enterprise Centre have been challenged by Westover Ward Councillors today who were finally invited to meet with consultants.

The Councillors had collected 50 questions from concerned residents and put them in front of Ian Thorn the lead Consultant. The full document is attached here.

Councillors have raised a wide range of concerns  from excess traffic generation to loss of public green space and have challenged the claim that the project will bring new jobs and create town centre linkage.

Cllr Brian Smedley said "We do not accept that Tesco have consulted adequately  and instead have attempted to pass off such half hearted , glossy measures as the two-day public exhibition in Angel Place, attendance at a couple of council meetings and closely controlled one to one meetings with select residents as a genuine consultation and fully support the Town Council's insistence on their attendance at a Public Meeting to put their case before the people."