Felixstowe: Campaign group pledges to fight new Tesco at Walton Green

OPPOSITION is today growing to proposals for hundreds of new homes and a massive new Tesco superstore on fields on the edge of Felixstowe.

Felixstowe Chamber of Trade and Commerce has already voiced its concern over the building of a 30,000 sq ft supermarket, which it fears will create part-time and unskilled jobs at the expense of others which will be lost when town centre shops close.

Now a website has been launched, called Not Walton Green, by members of campaign group STAG (Save Trimley Against Growth).

A spokesman said it was seeking residents’ views but also urging people to give their feedback to the Walton Green Partnership.

“We trust that the members of Walton Green Partnership will accept our website in a spirit of openness and transparency – its purpose could not possibly be confused with their own – and as a genuine contribution to the debate regarding this proposed development,” he said.

Anna Sabine, for the Walton Green Partnership, said: “We are keen to begin an ongoing process of consultation about our ideas in order to clarify what we are proposing and encourage feedback from the local community that can help shape development.”

A wider public consultation event would be held in early November, to be followed by a second public event in the new year.

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“This is to ensure that views of the local residents, businesses, community and other groups can be taken on board where possible.”