Tag: Tesco

All Quiet on the Tesco front??

It’s 5 years now since the Sedgemoor Splash was pulled down to make way for a Tesco Extra on Bridgwater’s Brewery Field and it’s 5 weeks since the guns fell silent on a field where only daffodils now grow in the phoney war of ‘will they won’t they’ actually come. Westover councillor Brian Smedley  looks […]

Six Months After Planning Consent TESCO Moves The Goalposts

Six months ago the Multinational Megastore Tesco was granted planning permission to build on the green open space yards from peoples homes around the Brewery Field in Westover ward. People were incensed then and opposed it, yet the Planning committee approved it whilst laying down some firm conditions to limit noise nuisance. Six months later […]

Town Green Bid for Brewery Field Rejected by County

As widely predicted, Somerset County Council has rejected the application for town green status for the Brewery Field. This was the position as recommended by the inspector who looked at the case at a hearing in Bridgwater earlier this year. Bridgwater Labour councillor Ian Tucker, who attended the meeting, said, “The application was basically rejected […]

Town Green Hearing goes ahead despite Residents ‘No-Show’

TOWN GREEN APPLICATION – HEARING 19.2.2013 When Westover residents Tricia Walsh and Trevor Monaghan, supported by over 50 witness statements from local people, submitted an application to Somerset County Council for the Brewery Field to be registered as a Town Green in July 2011, they were making a stand against Sedgemoor and it’s plans to […]

Sedgemoor Approves ‘TESCO Extra’ on Bridgwater’s Northgate

At today’s long awaited meeting of the Sedgemoor District Council Development Control committee, councillors finally voted 8.3 to grant planning permission to the Supermarket giant Tesco to build on the site. Westover Ward Labour District councillors attended and spoke strongly against the proposal supported by adjoining Labour ward councillors from Victoria and Eastover, Alan Hurford […]