Say NO to another supermarket in Taunton.

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Following the approval of the long awaited Firepool development in Taunton. We the people of Somerset’s County Town feel that the proposed supermarket for the site should be removed and replaced with a venue that would attract visitors to the town. It has taken 10 years for these plans to finally get the go ahead and we feel the proposals completely lack ambition.

Taunton doesn’t need another supermarket, it already has 2x Sainsbury’s Superstores, 1x Asda Superstore, 2x Lidl’s, 1x Morrison’s Superstore, 1x Tesco Superstore plus countless Express stores, multiple Co-op stores and an Aldi.

What we need is VISION for this site that could really be a cultural hub for our County Town. 

We ask the Planning Committee and the Council’s officers to re-explore the possibility of an all purpose venue that could host concerts, theatre shows, exhibitions, comedy shows, community projects and so on.

Taunton needs a venue that can continually attract visitors to experience our town not just through the cricket season.

Taunton needs an identity and this could be the perfect place to begin!