Wednesday, January 9, 2013



The deadline for commenting on Tesco’s application to build a giant superstore in Bridgwater has been extended to the 22nd January.

Bridgwater Forward urges everyone who is opposed to the development to take advantage of this. The more individuals and organisations who object, the more notice Sedgemoor’s councillors who sit on the Planning Committee will have to take.

We believe that many councillors, especially those who live outside Bridgwater, have still not thought through the implications of this massive development on our town centre.

On Wednesday 9th, as members of the Council’s Development Committee made a visit to the site, Bridgwater Forward were present with a 9 metre pole to mark the minimum height of the building. In fact the height will be up to 12 metres, because of the roof canopy. One councillor expressed surprise at the height. Is it possible that some councillors have not equipped themselves fully with the details of the application?

All comments should be sent to Ms R Miller, Sedgemoor District Council, Bridgwater House, Kings Square, Bridgwater, quoting Planning Application No. 8/12/00168.
Comments can also be made on-line at:
Dates for your diary:-
Tuesday 15th January- Next meeting of Bridgwater Forward at Railway Club, Wellington Road. 7.15 for 7.30 start 
Tuesday 22nd January Deadline for comment on Tesco-submissions to SDC as outlined above    
Tuesday 12th February The Development Control Committee will finally decide the application.

DETAILS: GLEN BURROWS 01278 450562/ 07813 562 869