Soham does need a new supermarket - but developers should look to the south of the town

PUBLISHED: 16:31 30 May 2013 | UPDATED: 16:31 30 May 2013

Taken from the developers plans submitted to East Cambridgeshire District Council, for the proposed superstore at Soham.

Taken from the developers plans submitted to East Cambridgeshire District Council, for the proposed superstore at Soham.

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AND so the supermarket fiasco goes on!

Let’s all get real, Soham does need more shopping than the town centre provides, even with Budgens and the Co-op.

Talk to most residents and they’ll tell you their main shop will be out of town, to Ely or Newmarket.

After saying that, I don’t think the proposed site at Townsend is ideal. Why not look to develop south side?

There is land along Fordham Road at Downfields, empty for years and surely more appropriate for supermarket development.

Close to Downfields, not to mention Fordham, Wicken and the 100-plus houses being built on the old allotments.

Makes sense to me but knowing how the council normally behaves, we’ll be lucky to get anything we want.

I for one would like to walk to the shops and not have to drive.

F BUTLER

Downfields

Soham

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