Another familiar tale.
This has already been to the high court where the Tesco application was thrown out, paving the way for Sainsbury to expand and build the relief road. However they are unable to proceed because the council is tied up in knots with Tesco and cannot negotiate with any other parties. Result stalemate.
Background: Bridgnorth is a thriving market town, suporting a diverse range of individual shops, a J Sainsbury, a Somerfield, Co-op and Tesco Metro. The town has a farmers market on Friday & Saturday (in the high street) with a much larger general market on the land Tesco wish to occupy. Tesco are pressurising the council to push this through against the wishes of the local people. The study into effects of the arrival of Tesco show at least 6 small family owned individual business will fold.