Campaign launched against Williton supermarket plans

PROTESTORS last year when Mr Gliddon orignially submitted his proposals.

PROTESTORS last year when Mr Gliddon orignially submitted his proposals.

First published in News

FAMILIES fighting plans to build a new supermarket in Williton formally launched their campaign this week with a promise to developer David Gliddon that he will find opposite even more solid than last time.

Keep Williton Special has opened a petition and has put up posters and leaflets asking people to register objections to the proposal.

Mr Gliddon has produced redrawn plans for a supermarket, retail units and flats on land behind Bank Street where he already owns a business.

A previous application was turned down by West Somerset Council after a large number of objections.

A public exhibition on the latest proposals has already been held but Keep Williton Special spokesman Wendy Spencer, said the group was already examining what appeared to be discrepancies between the plans on show and the detail in the application.

She said: “Be that as it may, it is clear to anyone that opposition to this development is as strong as it was before.

“We are not against any kinds of development in Williton; we should be glad to see some more retail and industrial units and some badly-needed housing for young families, all which would add to the vibrancy of the place.

“But what we are firmly opposed to is a development like this which is on such an enormous scale and out of all proportion to the community it is intended to serve.”

The group is now planning a leaflet campaign highlighting the damage it says the store could inflict on the community and the traffic problems which would result from a new roundabout at access to the site in bank street.

Ms Spencer added: “We shall be contacting everyone who wrote and objected before.

“This is an entirely separate application so fresh objections will need to be lodged.”

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10:54pm Thu 1 May 14

Freetalk says...

Shame it's just what the town needs.
Shame it's just what the town needs. Freetalk
  • Score: 5

7:40am Fri 2 May 14

prickles says...

About time they had a decent supermarket. Sadly some people don't like change. A decent supermarket means decent prices. Not over priced like they have now.
About time they had a decent supermarket. Sadly some people don't like change. A decent supermarket means decent prices. Not over priced like they have now. prickles
  • Score: 7

8:22am Sat 3 May 14

ladybird14 says...

prickles wrote:
About time they had a decent supermarket. Sadly some people don't like change. A decent supermarket means decent prices. Not over priced like they have now.
no it doesn't you still live in Williton so tesco price there will be higher than Taunton so you just as well stick with the coop its only a small village and has been like like it for years why up set things now. Mr Gliddon has always had to own a number of things its just greed what about all the other small traders that little Williton can cope with let sleeping dogs lie there has been talk of this before come on Mr Gliddon have a heart and just think of other a
[quote][p][bold]prickles[/bold] wrote: About time they had a decent supermarket. Sadly some people don't like change. A decent supermarket means decent prices. Not over priced like they have now.[/p][/quote]no it doesn't you still live in Williton so tesco price there will be higher than Taunton so you just as well stick with the coop its only a small village and has been like like it for years why up set things now. Mr Gliddon has always had to own a number of things its just greed what about all the other small traders that little Williton can cope with let sleeping dogs lie there has been talk of this before come on Mr Gliddon have a heart and just think of other a ladybird14
  • Score: -8

8:14am Sun 4 May 14

prickles says...

ladybird14 wrote:
prickles wrote:
About time they had a decent supermarket. Sadly some people don't like change. A decent supermarket means decent prices. Not over priced like they have now.
no it doesn't you still live in Williton so tesco price there will be higher than Taunton so you just as well stick with the coop its only a small village and has been like like it for years why up set things now. Mr Gliddon has always had to own a number of things its just greed what about all the other small traders that little Williton can cope with let sleeping dogs lie there has been talk of this before come on Mr Gliddon have a heart and just think of other a
I shop in a small tesco and I also go to a small co opwithin half a mile of each other and tesco is a lot cheaper. Maybe not as cheap as town but deffo cheaper than co op. so obviously people will still save money.
[quote][p][bold]ladybird14[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]prickles[/bold] wrote: About time they had a decent supermarket. Sadly some people don't like change. A decent supermarket means decent prices. Not over priced like they have now.[/p][/quote]no it doesn't you still live in Williton so tesco price there will be higher than Taunton so you just as well stick with the coop its only a small village and has been like like it for years why up set things now. Mr Gliddon has always had to own a number of things its just greed what about all the other small traders that little Williton can cope with let sleeping dogs lie there has been talk of this before come on Mr Gliddon have a heart and just think of other a[/p][/quote]I shop in a small tesco and I also go to a small co opwithin half a mile of each other and tesco is a lot cheaper. Maybe not as cheap as town but deffo cheaper than co op. so obviously people will still save money. prickles
  • Score: 3

10:47pm Mon 5 May 14

Guy Smiley says...

It wasn't too long ago the residents of Williton petitioned against the "Horseless Carriages" and then the electric lamp.
It wasn't too long ago the residents of Williton petitioned against the "Horseless Carriages" and then the electric lamp. Guy Smiley
  • Score: 3

1:22pm Wed 7 May 14

Mi_Coc says...

Guy Smiley wrote:
It wasn't too long ago the residents of Williton petitioned against the "Horseless Carriages" and then the electric lamp.
And running water, broadband the locals condemn this as work of the devil.

Its like that film the wicker man!

I love the naive locals though we want a supermarket and more housing we just want them smaller than the proposals. They clearly have no clue!
[quote][p][bold]Guy Smiley[/bold] wrote: It wasn't too long ago the residents of Williton petitioned against the "Horseless Carriages" and then the electric lamp.[/p][/quote]And running water, broadband the locals condemn this as work of the devil. Its like that film the wicker man! I love the naive locals though we want a supermarket and more housing we just want them smaller than the proposals. They clearly have no clue! Mi_Coc
  • Score: -2

9:08pm Wed 7 May 14

WigglyW says...

Unanimously voted against by the full planning committee. Hope it is this time. This would be the nail in the coffin for Williton, all the shops would close. Supermarket only destination, yeah thanks.
Unanimously voted against by the full planning committee. Hope it is this time. This would be the nail in the coffin for Williton, all the shops would close. Supermarket only destination, yeah thanks. WigglyW
  • Score: 1

11:39pm Wed 7 May 14

jellyonaplate says...

Just a thought...could do with a large supermarket out Cross Keys side of Taunton as coming in from that side of town there isn't any where to do a decent shop.
Just a thought...could do with a large supermarket out Cross Keys side of Taunton as coming in from that side of town there isn't any where to do a decent shop. jellyonaplate
  • Score: 3

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