Society gears up to test Tesco traffic figures

CIVIC guardians claim a traffic survey used to support Tesco’s application for a new store on the edge of Romsey is flawed.

The Romsey Society say the figures in Tesco’s survey do not match up with their own data.

Tesco used a one-hour snapshot of traffic on busy junctions around the town on a Friday afternoon (June 22), between 4.45pm and 5.40pm. Their conclusion was that the town centre could absorb more traffic generated by their store.

When the society conducted their own count at the same junctions over the same time period on Friday, September 21, there seemed to be far more traffic, claimed society chairman, Cheryl Collier.

For more on this story, see this week's Romsey Advertiser, out now.

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11:44am Sat 5 Jan 13

star67 says...

Can the Romsey society explain why they never do these kind of traffiic snapshots with Waitrose if they were there over christmas they would of seen the gridlock caused by traffic trying to get into Romsey and into Waitrose so obviously the shopping facilities that they say are so adequate already in Romsey are inaccurate
Can the Romsey society explain why they never do these kind of traffiic snapshots with Waitrose if they were there over christmas they would of seen the gridlock caused by traffic trying to get into Romsey and into Waitrose so obviously the shopping facilities that they say are so adequate already in Romsey are inaccurate star67
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