Save our Sheringham - Say NO to Tesco

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Sheringham will soon have a Tesco superstore ... whether they want one or not.

That is the introduction to the Politics Show East when they discussed the issue of Tesco and the NNDC. On the show David Woodthorpe reports from Sheringham and "digs deeper into a complex affair which, on the face of it, seems to undermine the process of local democracy." There is an interview with Norman Lamb MP and Simon Partridge, NNDC Leader. Mr Partridge admits that they don't yet know who signed the legal agreement and that bizarrely it was signed on the 9th May 2003, between the elections on 1st May 2003 and the first sitting of the new council on 14th May 2003. He has also agreed that there may be a case for the Local Government Ombudsman to become involved. There are also interviews with some of the shopkeepers opposed to the new store. There was some mention of the land deal done with the County and District Councils which commits them to sell the land to Tesco if planning permission is granted.

You can watch it here (the Tesco report starts 21 minutes into the programme and lasts for 10 minutes) Politics Show East 14th May 2006


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