A BRAT Gets Elected
Torbay Green Party welcomes the election of Brixham Residents Against Tesco Supermarket
(BRATS) candidate Rosemary Clarke to Brixham Town Council.
Chairman of Torbay Green Party Dr Sam Moss said, 'Brixham have rightly chosen to elect a
hard-working candidate who will support local people, local jobs and local businesses and
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campaign against the destruction of Brixham Town Centre by a huge Tesco Superstore. If
Torbay Council and the Torbay Development Agency had listened to local residents in the first
place the prospect of such a hideous Tesco development would not have been considered.
They are totally out-of-touch.'
'Torbay Green Party is still the only political party supporting BRATS in their fight for a home-
town solution against a rapacious supermarket chain with a well documented history of paying
poverty wages, destroying local jobs and putting local shops out of business as they strive to
maximise profits for their distant share holders' Sam remarked.
Sam added, 'Rosemary is now the only Brixham town councillor with a mandate and credibility
– since the other councillor`s positions were uncontested. It is also significant that she
defeated a sitting Unitary Councillor who is also a member of the Torbay Planning Committee.
He may now be reconsidering whether to continue with his support for this unnecessary
development if he is seeking re-election.'
This development will generate extra traffic, pollution, road dangers and noise in a compact old
town not designed for modern traffic. The design and scale of the proposed Tesco
development, 40,000 square feet in total, will have a negative effect on Brixham Town centre
and the loss of such a valued open space could also be hugely detrimental to the appeal,
amenity and unique character of Brixham.