Tesco de­vel­op­ment op­posed at meet­ing

Bray People - - NEWS -

A LARGE con­tin­gent of Charn­wood res­i­dents met last Mon­day night in Bray to dis­cuss plans by Tesco to re­de­velop its store on Vevay Road.

Plans three years ago to de­mol­ish the su­per­mar­ket and build a store twice its size were re­fused by Bray Town Coun­cil fol­low­ing ob­jec­tions by res­i­dents of Charn­wood and Ard Bré, who said that the pro­posed store was too big and would have caused traf­fic con­ges­tion.

The ap­pli­ca­tion was re­fused on the grounds that the ini­tial plan­ning was given for a neigh­bour­hood shop­ping cen­tre, that the size would be over­bear­ing and ob­tru­sive and that there were no de­tails in the ap­pli­ca­tion re­gard­ing flood im­pact.

The new pro­pos­als in­clude an in­crease of 30 per cent to the gross floor space. ‘ There were a lot of un­happy peo­ple there,’ said Cathaoir­leach David Grant, who was at the meet­ing. ‘Only a cou­ple spoke in favour.’

‘I hope that the in­crease of 30 per cent in­cludes 30 per cent more em­ploy­ment,’ re­marked a res­i­dent.

The Tesco store in Vevay Road.

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