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What do you think of the Cottam Tesco plans?

Posted on - 26th July, 2009 - 3:14pm | Author - | Posted in - Redevelopment

Tesco has published the development proposals on its websiteSupermarket chain Tesco is planning a new store in Cottam, Preston and local community website Ashton-on-Ribble.com is asking what you think of the development.

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The store is due to be built on the old Cottam Hall Brickworks and the Tesco website, set up to provide information on the development, states:

A new proposal now plans to regenerate this unused land by creating a nature reserve, a marina, new housing, shopping facilities, a care home and offices.

However, the website also states that only the Tesco foodstore is confirmed and the rest of the development is not and that the images and layouts used are “for indicative purposes only”.

A local blog set up in opposition to the plans outlines the case against the development and argues that the plans “will be negative on local business and community interests”.

It also states:

* it is a poor proposal, with very little real community engagement underpinning it

* was based on a now rather old and out of date local engagement survey

* does not set out the true environmental impact costs

What do you think of the proposals? Are you a Cottam resident and worried about this development or do you support it?

You can have your say by commenting below, commenting on Ashton-on-Ribble or directly to Tesco using their website.

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