Tesco development opposed at meeting
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.