Save our Sheringham - Say NO to Tesco

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

75 per cent of public say no to Tesco

Plans to build a Tesco supermarket in Darlington town centre are on the verge of being rejected after overwhelming public opposition. The leader of Darlington Borough Council yesterday said that if widespread objection to Tesco's plans to build a development in the town did not change, the authority would oppose the scheme. After Tesco's plans were revealed last month, the council launched an unprecedented public consultation to gauge opinion across the borough.
But now, halfway through the six-week process, almost three-quarters of people who have given their views are against the plans. The consultation has included more than 20 roadshow events across the borough, with almost 30 still to come, and views have also been sent by e-mail and post. So far, more than 1,000 opinions have been submitted, and show 74 per cent of people are opposed to the scheme, with 21 per cent in favour, and five per cent undecided.
More than 86 per cent of e-mails were also against the plans, with 107 in opposition, and only 17 in support.
People power can affect council decisions, so if you haven't already let NNDC know your views on the Tesco proposal in Sheringham then you must do it now.