Bridgwater anti-Tesco campaigners town green bid rejected

Tesco sign Tesco wants to develop the entire Northgate site with a supermarket, offices and a play area

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An application by campaigners in Bridgwater to protect a part of land where a new Tesco supermarket is being built has been rejected.

People opposed to the scheme on the former swimming pool site at Northgate had applied for town green status for the neighbouring Brewery Fields to protect it from development.

Somerset County Council rejected the application at a meeting earlier.

Tesco plans to develop the site with a store, car park, offices and play area.

If the area had been officially designated as a town green then it would be protected in law from development or any activity which would cause material harm to it.

The Northgate site is jointly owned by Somerset County Council and Sedgemoor District Council.

Campaigner Bob Cudlipp said: "Many people will be disappointed today.

"We don't want Tesco. We want to keep the Brewery Fields."

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