[diggers350] Tesco colonize Morlands Glastonbury by proxy.

Caroline Barry carostraw at phonecoop.coop
Wed Feb 18 09:20:12 GMT 2009

can't Gastonbury be the only town not trashed by Tescos
if people want Tesco they can go to Street or Shepton Mallet, and you only have to look at Shepton's retail park to see how it will destroy the town
vote with our feet people and hit them in the pockets

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Simon Fairlie 
  To: diggers350 at yahoogroups.com 
  Cc: Judith Whateley 
  Sent: Monday, February 16, 2009 12:14 PM
  Subject: [diggers350] Tesco colonize Morlands Glastonbury by proxy.

  Just to explain further.

  The original owners of the 13 ha derelict Morlands site sat on it for 
  10 years until 2001 in the hope that they would get big retail on it, 
  but the town council and district council said "no", because it would 
  undermine the town centre.

  The Regional Development Agency bought Morlands with the promise of 
  no big retail and keeping it for employment. Since then they have 
  done nothing except demolish buildings and build a road. A building 
  scheduled for demolition was saved by squatters in January 2009.

  The RDA has been negotiating with Avalon Plastics to move their 
  factory to Morlands, releasing their old site for . . . . big retail 

  So, the town still loses employment land and gets unwanted retail.


  > ----- Original Message ----- To: <info at tescopoly.org>
  > Sent: Friday, February 13, 2009 8:39 PM
  > Subject: Tescopoly: Tesco sets sights on Glastonbury
  >> This is an enquiry e-mail via http://www.tescopoly.org from:
  >> Tesco sets sights on Glastonbury
  >> http://www.thisissomerset.co.uk/news/Breaking-news-Tesco-sets- 
  >> sights-Glastonbury/article-696545-detail/article.html
  >> Supermarket giant Tesco has announced plans to build a flagship 
  >> store on the outskirts of Glastonbury.
  >> They have submitted a planning application to Mendip District 
  >> Coucil for a 41,000 square foot store on the current home of 
  >> Avalon Plastics in Beckery New Road.
  >> If planning permission is granted, it will enable Avalon Plastics 
  >> to move to their new location on the Morlands Enterprise Park.
  >> Tesco say that the store will be built on stilts, with a total of 
  >> 324 car parking spaces underneath. It will employ 200 local people.
  >> Avalon plastics say that their new factory on the Morlands 
  >> Enterprise Park will cost £5 million to build and fit out, and 
  >> will safeguard the jobs for 140 local people.
  >> ===========
  >> The proposed location can be seen here:
  >> http://maps.google.co.uk/maps? 
  >> f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=ba6&sll=53.800651,-4.064941&sspn=13.4 
  >> 18145,28.300781&ie=UTF8&ll=51.142734,-2.730709&spn=0.001737,0.003455& 
  >> t=h&z=18
  >> There's planning permission granted already (to Avalon Plastics, 
  >> who will be moving their factory which you can see in the above 
  >> map) for a retail development:
  >> http://www.mendip.gov.uk/pods/AppInfo.asp?AppNo=067639/008
  >> I know the town will fight it. Tesco already has a massive 
  >> development which will replace their existing store in Wells (7 
  >> miles away), and another store in Shepton Mallet (8 miles away).

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