July 22, 2008
Tesco plans 17 new homes next to its Burnham store
giant Tesco has this week controversially revealed it wants to
build seventeen new homes on land at the western end of its Burnham-On-Sea
store in Love Lane.
for the new homes emerged on Tuesday (July 22nd) at a special
exhibition in Burnham's Princess Hall (pictured above) where shoppers
were encouraged to give their feedback on plans to expand the
Love Lane supermaket by 1,157 square metres.
for the 17 new homes appear to be being kept out of the limelight.
A display board at the exhibition (pictured at the bottom of this
page) and a Tesco leaflet simply state: "The plans provide
for the development of land to the west of the store to accommodate
up to seventeen three and four bedroom homes."
housing scheme is part of a multi-million pound expansion at the
site. Burnham-On-Sea.com reported
earlier this month how the scheme is smaller than the extension
proposed in 2005, but includes an extra 1,157 square metres of
shopping space and 123 extra parking spaces.
development would also include junction improvements at the site's
entrance on Ben Travers Way, a new pedestrian route, and bus stop
and environmental improvements between the site and Love Lane.
Tesco Manager Dave Newton told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Customers
are constantly telling us they want a bigger and better quality
Tesco store in Burnham-On-Sea with wider choice, better stocked
shelves and less cramped aisles. This proposal will help us deliver
the Tesco quality with greater efficiency."
new store would also incorporate a number of green building technologies,
including a system to collect rainwater for toilet flushing, sensor
controlled lighting systems, the use of recycled building materials
and more windows to increase natural light in the store.
company hopes to submit the scheme to Sedgemoor District Council
for planning permission later this year and, if approved, building
could begin in summer 2009.
exhibition continues from 11am until 7pm on Wednesday (July 23rd).
EXPANSION PLANS FOR ITS BURNHAM STORE IN DETAIL: