Listen To Us! - say campaigners in Epsom
10th July 2012
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"Listen to us" was the message from dozens of angry campaigners at a rally held in Epsom town centre on Saturday.

The demonstration, sparked by dismay over the station development, was attended by a coalition of groups determined to oppose any further "carbuncles" in the historic market town.

The crowd carried banners to "Save Epsom", outside the old police station in Church Street, and MP Chris Grayling addressed the gathering, alongside Tina Mountain, who is coordinating the campaign.

Speaking after the rally, Mr Grayling said that Saturday had been a positive start to what he believes will be a well-supported campaign.

He said: "There was a lot of commitment to the development of the campaign at the rally and it was a very encouraging start.

"The mood is that we want to seize back control of the future design of Epsom.

"I am not persuaded of the need for a supermarket on Upper High Street and if the plan for that site and for the old police station goes ahead, that will be another bit of Epsom which will be turning into a tunnel with large buildings on each side like the station.

"Epsom and Ewell council needs to take a pause and look again at the planning guidance for the area."

Article from Hardeep Matharu at Yourlocalguardian

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