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Felixstowe: Poll reveals mixed reaction to superstore proposals

14:30 13 December 2012

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An artist's impression of the view shoppers will see from the car park of the new Walton Green Tesco at Felixstowe - plans are expected later this month or early January.

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PROPOSALS for two superstores at Felixstowe have met with a mixed reaction from residents – with nearly as many people saying neither should be built as the number of those wanting both supermarkets.

Albourne Property has submitted plans for a 31,000sq ft supermarket on land off Railway Approach, while the Walton Green’s proposals for a similar-sized Tesco store plus housing and business units on a 30-acre field in Walton High Street are due shortly.

In an exclusive poll on the Felixstowe Star’s website, people voted on whether the resort needed extra food outlets. Of those who took part, 25 per cent said the town didn’t need either of the proposals, while 31pc said both should be built.

Focusing on the plans which will be decided in the new year, only 15pc of people wanted the Walton Green Tesco, while 29pc felt the land at the railway station was the best option.

Suffolk Coastal District Council is carrying out consultation on the Station Approach project.

A spokesman for Albourne Property said: “The proposed foodstore will make a significant contribution towards extending and enhancing food shopping facilities within Felixstowe town centre in accordance with the council’s objectives and will provide a new main food shopping facility within the town in a readily accessible location, thereby enabling local people to shop locally as opposed to having to travel to larger stores elsewhere, principally on the outskirts of Ipswich.

“The submission of the application provides a further opportunity for the local community to comment on the proposals, following the earlier public exhibition.”

The Walton Green Partnership has indicated that its plans will be submitted in the next few weeks.

Tim Collins, speaking for the partnership, said: “The new Tesco food store is a key part of creating a sustainable development at Walton Green, delivering more choice for the growing community. It links in tightly with the new small business units, open space, allotments and new homes which will all be delivered to a high standard.”

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5 comments

  • you cant really do a poll on just the evening star website about these proposal's there are many people in favour of the tesco walton green site including the facebook page say YES to Tesco in Felixstowe with over 278 people. need to do a poll with infomation giving through the post so every one in felixstowe gets a say not just the people that read the star paper.

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    Antony Perkins

    Thursday, December 13, 2012

  • Antony as well as Tesco's and Asda why dont we find a plot of land for sainsbury's and as we've got Lidl's why not find space for an Aldi, must be good for the town and employment right ?

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    Alan Smith

    Friday, December 14, 2012

  • you cant really do a poll on just the evening star website about these proposal's there are many people in favour of the tesco walton green site including the facebook page say YES to Tesco in Felixstowe with over 278 people. need to do a poll with infomation giving through the post so every one in felixstowe gets a say not just the people that read the star paper. why are there some peope trying to put a stop to these how would it effect them they will soon be in there doing there shopping. will be excellent for our town

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    Antony Perkins

    Friday, December 14, 2012

  • Totally agree with with weary traveller madness in the extreme, but you have to wonder if they have added this one in the mix to push through the Tesco Walton green development.

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    Alan Smith

    Friday, December 14, 2012

  • I just cannot understand the logic and support for cramming any major retail outlet in the Railway Approach? The station will become an island surrounded by cars accessing the various outlets. Parking will get far worse, especially for train users and it will all overspill into nearby roads. Traffic will get far more congested all around, especially when delivery lorries materialise. God help anybody living close by! At least the Tesco scheme makes far more sense in all those aspects and has far more imaginative and sensible policies. The Railway Approach scheme is just madness!

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    Weary Traveller

    Thursday, December 13, 2012

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