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Society gears up to test Tesco traffic figures
10:00am Friday 4th January 2013 in Romsey
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.
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