Arlington House Residents'Association
All Saints Church Hall, All Saints Avenue
Monday 28th June 2010, 8.15pm
We have called this meeting to discuss the consequences of the Tesco store being built on the site of the car park adjoining Arlington House. In view of the likely detrimental impact on residents and businesses in the surrounding areas we are inviting you to attend our meeting to share your concerns.
We have been told that the planning application will be submitted to the Council next month - therefore we must act now. It is most important for you to attend this meeting because it may affect you, your home or your business.
• We have heard nothing fromFreshwater
• PPS (Freshwater's public relations company) has failed to answer any of our questions
• Tesco is now failing to answer emails and phone calls
• No firm answers from council on minimum numbers of parking spaces for residents
• Case studies show a decrease in property values due to supermarket developments in residential areas
See www.tescopoly.org TO SEE WHAT HAS HAPPENED IN OTHER AREAS WHERE TESCO DEVELOPMENTS HAVE BEEN PLANNED OR HAVE TAKEN PLACE.
The proposed Tesco store will be similar in size to their store at Manston Road, Ramsgate and open 24 hours. All delivery lorries will have to pass Arlington House twice (due to low railway bridges). Tesco customer parking has now been increased to 350 spaces (with a likely time limit of 90 minutes). This will lead to a significant movement of traffic along All Saints Avenue, the seafront and surrounding areas. Increased levels of noise will result from car engines, doors slamming, shopping trolleys and Tesco staff and customers in general on a 24 hour basis.
The Arlington House Residents' committee has fought long and hard to seek answers and assurances from all parties involved in the redevelopment but has come to the conclusion that the impact of Tesco will be detrimental to local businesses and to residents in the surrounding area.
The Committee has concluded that the only people to benefit will be Freshwater, Tesco and Thanet District Council.
Local Councillors and Council Officers will be at the meeting so it is important for you to attend to make your views known and learn more
Look forward to seeing you on 28 June at 8.15pm
Ron Greene – Chairman, Arlington House Residents Association