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PLANS TO de­velop Tesco on the Vevay Road in Bray have been op­posed by res­i­dents of Charn­wood, Ard­brae Park, San Souci Wood, Loreto Grange and Seacrest.

While the de­vel­op­ment is de­scribed in the plans as a ‘re­fur­bished de­vel­op­ment,’ res­i­dents say that it is sub­stan­tially larger and dou­ble the height of the ex­ist­ing store.

Plans three years ago to de­mol­ish the su­per­mar­ket and build a store twice its size were re­fused by Bray Town Coun­cil fol­low­ing ob­jec­tions by resi- dents. The ap­pli­ca­tion was re­fused on the grounds that the ini­tial plan­ning was given for a neigh- bour­hood shop­ping cen­tre, that the size would be over­bear­ing and ob­tru­sive and that there were no de­tails in the ap­pli­ca­tion re­gard­ing flood im­pact.

Res­i­dents be­lieve the new pro­posed de­vel­op­ment would be vis­ually ob­struc­tive and over­bear­ing.

Two meet­ings have taken place in St. Cro­nan’s school over two Mon­day nights, with lit­tle sup­port for the de­vel­op­ment. Tesco were in­vited to at­tend but did not re­ply.

The Tesco store in Bray.

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