Bourne End Tesco saga rumbles on

Bucks Free Press: Bourne End Tesco saga rumbles on Bourne End Tesco saga rumbles on

THE Bourne End Tesco Express saga rumbles on after council chiefs called for an independent study into the turning circles on the site.

Tesco wants to alter the layout and access to the site in The Parade – which is already under construction after a previous plan was approved.

Residents and ward Cllr Brian Pollock contested the proposed new vehicular access to the store, which they say is much tighter than the original plans and could be dangerous to pedestrians.

The proposals were deferred last month by Wycombe District Council’s Planning Committee to enable planning bosses to investigate whether it was possible to widen the access to the site.

Tesco came back with fresh proposals which would see the access widened by a further meter, but councillors were still concerned delivery vehicle would struggle to manoeuvre freely around the site.

This was despite Transport for Buckinghamshire raising no objections to the findings of a report by an independent firm employed by Tesco.

The report states an 8.4m vehicle, the size of the retailer’s vehicles, could “satisfactorily manoeuvre” around the proposed access.

But welcoming the idea of a WDC-commissioned access study, Cllr Pollock said: “The safety and wellbeing of my residents is paramount.”

Members voted 10-4 in favour of deferring the plans for the study on Wednesday.

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4:56pm Fri 4 Jul 14

s6blr says...

Just bulldoze the damm thing and be done with this entire waste of their and our money!
Just bulldoze the damm thing and be done with this entire waste of their and our money! s6blr
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5:42pm Fri 4 Jul 14

crob says...

So no-one available to provide or take and up-to-date photo? When I passed last weekend it looked almost finished...
So no-one available to provide or take and up-to-date photo? When I passed last weekend it looked almost finished... crob
  • Score: 12

10:09pm Fri 4 Jul 14

Phredd says...

"Tesco came back with fresh proposals which would see the access widened by a further meter"

It depends on the type of meter - gas meters are wider than electric ones, but that will only add inches which isn't much at all.

or perhaps they mean metre?
"Tesco came back with fresh proposals which would see the access widened by a further meter" It depends on the type of meter - gas meters are wider than electric ones, but that will only add inches which isn't much at all. or perhaps they mean metre? Phredd
  • Score: 9

12:23am Sat 5 Jul 14

shaky2 says...

crob wrote:
So no-one available to provide or take and up-to-date photo? When I passed last weekend it looked almost finished...
Perhaps they are de-constructing the shop or is that wishful thinking
[quote][p][bold]crob[/bold] wrote: So no-one available to provide or take and up-to-date photo? When I passed last weekend it looked almost finished...[/p][/quote]Perhaps they are de-constructing the shop or is that wishful thinking shaky2
  • Score: 1

9:39am Sat 5 Jul 14

Mr Methane says...

It beggars belief that building 2 small shops in Bourne End could drag on for so long. You have to admire Tesco and Sainsbury's fortitude in their mission to bring the residents more dawn till dusk shopping.
It beggars belief that building 2 small shops in Bourne End could drag on for so long. You have to admire Tesco and Sainsbury's fortitude in their mission to bring the residents more dawn till dusk shopping. Mr Methane
  • Score: 2

9:15pm Sun 6 Jul 14

BEBobby says...

Is it beyond the budget of the BFP to send a reporter with a camera down to Bourne End to get an up-to-date photograph!? This building has been 'finished' for the best part of six months, all but the access!
Is it beyond the budget of the BFP to send a reporter with a camera down to Bourne End to get an up-to-date photograph!? This building has been 'finished' for the best part of six months, all but the access! BEBobby
  • Score: 1

11:43pm Mon 7 Jul 14

sexysox says...

'This was despite Transport for Buckinghamshire raising no objections to the findings of a report by an independent firm employed by Tesco'........I wouldn't call that independent reporting!
'This was despite Transport for Buckinghamshire raising no objections to the findings of a report by an independent firm employed by Tesco'........I wouldn't call that independent reporting! sexysox
  • Score: 1

9:47am Thu 10 Jul 14

BucksComment says...

Exactly, corrupt from the very start when they purchased the building in secret... No way they would have done that without a nod that planning would ultimately be given.
Exactly, corrupt from the very start when they purchased the building in secret... No way they would have done that without a nod that planning would ultimately be given. BucksComment
  • Score: 1
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