Absentees from exhibition

SIR - Wow, 200 people a day visit the exhibition! I refer of course to the feature last week on the Seven Brethren Masterplan. Not exactly the hottest show in town. Representatives of the other two grand projects, the college and the superstore were a

SIR - Wow, 200 people a day visit the exhibition! I refer of course to the feature last week on the Seven Brethren Masterplan. Not exactly the hottest show in town. Representatives of the other two grand projects, the college and the superstore were also conspicuous by their absence. Is there a coded message there, I wonder?If we ignore the hype, what are we left with? The site is a floodplain and a landfill site. The Environment Agency makes stringent demands of any development so will these scupper the plans for the college and store?Whatever the case for and against incineration, is a site so near a town centre acceptable and does the town want to be a magnet for thousands of rubbish transits?The handout from the exhibition includes the thought that the town needs a gateway with a sense of arrival, the "front door" which we have heard so much about. The town had a really impressive and effective example of just such a gateway until quite recently. It was known as Taw Vale.Tony Martin, South Molton.


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