Plans led to heated meeting
Residents raised concerns about the development and expansion plans at a heated public meeting in Weston.
Representatives behind the scheme, including Richard MacArthur, an agent acting on behalf of the site owner, spent more than 90 minutes answering questions about the proposal.
Around 70 people attended and questioned the team.
The issue of the car park was one of the main areas of concern, with people arguing that a reduction from 24 spaces to 15, at a time when the store was being expanded and six two-bedroom flats were being built, was nowhere near enough.
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Residents said that with two of the spaces being designated as disabled, and up to six more being used by members of staff, this would leave only seven for customers.
Mr MacArthur defended the plans and said the car park would be managed so that the spaces were occupied by shoppers only for a limited period of time, keeping the traffic flow moving.
He was also keen to stress that the scheme was being put forward by his client Bath Weston One, not Tesco, and that it was not a "done deal" that the supermarket would definitely expand.
However, he admitted that Tesco had a 20-year lease on its current site.
When residents raised concerns about the two business which were affected, Mr MacArthur said that if they were good businesses, they would be able to thrive elsewhere.
Mr MacArthur said: We feel that we now have a much better idea of how the community would like to see the development benefit them and how we can best align our proposals to the needs of local people."