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Tesco Development To Claim Drill Hall?

tesco mill street aberystwythDespite clear intentions displayed by developers Chelverton, Ceredigion Council has still refused to confirm whether homes on Glyndwr Road and now Drill Hall are at risk from demolition.

The redevelopment of Mill Street car park has been on the cards for some time, and recently plans from a number of entries were accepted by the council.

It then came to light that some homes back into the site may need to be demolished.


The new development which includes a Tesco supermarket, multi storey car park and retail units for smaller businesses is set to bring in vital jobs to the local economy, but may also have a detrimental impact on the tills of local businesses in the town centre.

However some have argued that the creation of a new shopping centre and parking facility on the outskirts of the town centre will actually encourage people to come to the town, therefore actually boosting the local economy and the congestion caused by the towns parking problem.

Yet there is anger and confusion amongst local residents and businesses as the council refuses to say whether or not peoples homes are at risk of demolition because of the plans along with Drill Hall. The hall was built in 1904 and served as a base for the town’s military volunteer company and is now used to host local events and would be a great loss if demolished to make way for a new supermarket.

Further to this it was recently announced that Sainsburys are looking to build a supermarket on the land behind Park Lodge, which again would bring much needed jobs but take up vital green space, which in and around the town centre is in short supply even if there is much of it in Ceredigion itself.

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One Response to “Tesco Development To Claim Drill Hall?”

  • AngryResident says:

    Will be very disappointed if the council let this go ahead. Should be ashamed of themselves. I feel sorry for anyone put in this position with THEIR home

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