Tesco store expansion plans thrown out over fears of increased animal invasions

Picture by Charlie Lambeth

Picture by Charlie Lambeth

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PLANS to transform a convenience store have been rejected amid fears that the scheme could result in more animals invading the shop.

Supermarket bosses have been refused permission to alter the front of a Tesco Express store that was entered by a donkey earlier this year.

The application included automatic sliding doors at the shop in Brockenhurst, one of the New Forest villages where ponies and donkeys roam the streets. Members of the National Park Authority (NPA) were also asked to allow a recess beside the existing doors to be enclosed to create extra retail space.

But Maureen Holding, who is also a district councillor for Brockenhurst, objected to the proposals.

She said: “We had a donkey in this store not very long ago – and a lot of elderly people shelter in the doorway when it rains.”

Members also heard from Russell Horne, chairman of Brockenhurst Parish Council.

He said: “An automatic sliding door right on the edge of the pavement will open every time a person or animal walks by.

“This will leave an opening for ponies to enter the shop, which could be very unhygienic in a food store.”

NPA members criticised the design of the proposed alterations.

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8:17am Tue 27 May 14

Carolyn43 says...

Ed, headline wrong! "evasion" means to avoid. Think you mean "invasion".
Ed, headline wrong! "evasion" means to avoid. Think you mean "invasion". Carolyn43
  • Score: 8

8:42am Tue 27 May 14

PUZZLED ONE says...

Carolyn43
Next thing you will be expecting Echo newsdesk staff to know about a thesaurus and a dictionary and how to use a spell checker on a computer!
They don't have time for such trivialities while they are dreaming up lurid headlines about police 'swooping' on those who break the law, for example.
Carolyn43 Next thing you will be expecting Echo newsdesk staff to know about a thesaurus and a dictionary and how to use a spell checker on a computer! They don't have time for such trivialities while they are dreaming up lurid headlines about police 'swooping' on those who break the law, for example. PUZZLED ONE
  • Score: 9

8:54am Tue 27 May 14

Carolyn43 says...

Yes, amazes me how many people don't bother to spell check or make sure they're using the right word. I see they've corrected it.

Reminds me of a girl at school who thought "loathe" was a poetic version of "love" and wrote a passionate poem about how she loathed her boyfriend.
Yes, amazes me how many people don't bother to spell check or make sure they're using the right word. I see they've corrected it. Reminds me of a girl at school who thought "loathe" was a poetic version of "love" and wrote a passionate poem about how she loathed her boyfriend. Carolyn43
  • Score: 14

9:03am Tue 27 May 14

sea poole says...

Carolyn43 -and your response to the CONTENTS of this article...?
Carolyn43 -and your response to the CONTENTS of this article...? sea poole
  • Score: -11

9:08am Tue 27 May 14

PUZZLED ONE says...

sea poole
Probably similar to yours (:o))
sea poole Probably similar to yours (:o)) PUZZLED ONE
  • Score: 7

9:08am Tue 27 May 14

smhinto says...

Perhaps a solution would be to place a sign on the door stating:
No Donkeys please.
.
Or perhaps they could dis-courage the donkeys by not accepting their
club-card.
Perhaps a solution would be to place a sign on the door stating: No Donkeys please. . Or perhaps they could dis-courage the donkeys by not accepting their club-card. smhinto
  • Score: 8

9:18am Tue 27 May 14

Carolyn43 says...

sea poole wrote:
Carolyn43 -and your response to the CONTENTS of this article...?
The content is fine - gives the facts as any newspaper article should.
[quote][p][bold]sea poole[/bold] wrote: Carolyn43 -and your response to the CONTENTS of this article...?[/p][/quote]The content is fine - gives the facts as any newspaper article should. Carolyn43
  • Score: 3

11:46am Tue 27 May 14

Bollard says...

Carolyn43 wrote:
Ed, headline wrong! "evasion" means to avoid. Think you mean "invasion".
They've made an **** of themselves there.
[quote][p][bold]Carolyn43[/bold] wrote: Ed, headline wrong! "evasion" means to avoid. Think you mean "invasion".[/p][/quote]They've made an **** of themselves there. Bollard
  • Score: 0

11:49am Tue 27 May 14

O'Reilly says...

smhinto wrote:
Perhaps a solution would be to place a sign on the door stating:
No Donkeys please.
.
Or perhaps they could dis-courage the donkeys by not accepting their
club-card.
There would be a law against that somewhere in the annals of political correctness.
[quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: Perhaps a solution would be to place a sign on the door stating: No Donkeys please. . Or perhaps they could dis-courage the donkeys by not accepting their club-card.[/p][/quote]There would be a law against that somewhere in the annals of political correctness. O'Reilly
  • Score: 1

12:00pm Tue 27 May 14

ol'bag lady says...

Donkey not allowed in Tesco - only horse - remember?
Donkey not allowed in Tesco - only horse - remember? ol'bag lady
  • Score: 4

2:45pm Tue 27 May 14

Echo & the Funnymen says...

They need better security it would seem,but that costs money.Why not get offenders that have community service to stop the animals? For example the" Groom to Be" in court last week would have slapped that big **** for fun!
They need better security it would seem,but that costs money.Why not get offenders that have community service to stop the animals? For example the" Groom to Be" in court last week would have slapped that big **** for fun! Echo & the Funnymen
  • Score: 1

6:34pm Tue 27 May 14

Shady81 says...

Carolyn43 wrote:
Ed, headline wrong! "evasion" means to avoid. Think you mean "invasion".
Surely it should be made an *** of themselves.
[quote][p][bold]Carolyn43[/bold] wrote: Ed, headline wrong! "evasion" means to avoid. Think you mean "invasion".[/p][/quote]Surely it should be made an *** of themselves. Shady81
  • Score: 0

7:57am Wed 28 May 14

Ginny nz says...

Donkeys rule - not many things stop big supermarkets from ruining the high street but they are beaten by a donkey - RESULT !!
Donkeys rule - not many things stop big supermarkets from ruining the high street but they are beaten by a donkey - RESULT !! Ginny nz
  • Score: 3

8:17am Wed 28 May 14

spooki says...

"and a lot of elderly people shelter in the doorway when it rains.”" Well they shouldn't! It's VERY annoying when you can't get in or out a shop because there's a bunch of people stood in the doorway! At least donkeys have no excuse, they don't know any better.
"and a lot of elderly people shelter in the doorway when it rains.”" Well they shouldn't! It's VERY annoying when you can't get in or out a shop because there's a bunch of people stood in the doorway! At least donkeys have no excuse, they don't know any better. spooki
  • Score: 0

9:34am Wed 28 May 14

Arthur Maureen says...

What's the problem with this photo?? Suzygirl is perfectly entitled to do her daily shop without Echo hacks taking piccies of her
What's the problem with this photo?? Suzygirl is perfectly entitled to do her daily shop without Echo hacks taking piccies of her Arthur Maureen
  • Score: -1

10:44am Wed 28 May 14

uvox44 says...

As Eyore would say " stop me coming in why don't you, well you would wouldn't you.."
As Eyore would say " stop me coming in why don't you, well you would wouldn't you.." uvox44
  • Score: 0

1:26pm Wed 28 May 14

Chris@Bmouth says...

Pathetic.
Pathetic. Chris@Bmouth
  • Score: 0

1:44pm Wed 28 May 14

apm1954 says...

Do they sell horse meat.
Do they sell horse meat. apm1954
  • Score: 0

8:21pm Wed 28 May 14

nickynoodah says...

I dream f the day when a donkey can go shopping for carrots
with out knobdirt bedsit dwellers crying and moaning on here.
I dream f the day when a donkey can go shopping for carrots with out knobdirt bedsit dwellers crying and moaning on here. nickynoodah
  • Score: 0

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