Save our Sheringham - Say NO to Tesco

Thursday, October 05, 2006

In the news

The North Norfolk News has an article covering our trip to Downing Street.
Anti-Tesco campaigners went to No.10 to hand over a 3,500-name petition protesting at the company's bid to build in Sheringham.The petition - called Destination Downing Street - asks: “Do you want a characterful, thriving and unique seaside market town, full of interesting small shops, or a Tesco superstore that sells absolutely everything and makes those small shops redundant?”
Earlier this year, North Norfolk District Council's planners voted 20-0 to reject Tesco's application. But the decision was reversed by 10-2 after councillors were told of a three-year-old property deal, which stopped the council promoting development of a rival store on its car park land at Station Road.
Ms St John Mildmay said plans were afoot to mount a court challenge to the “secret” deal. She was accompanied by a number of fellow campaigners in London, including chamber of trade chairwoman Janet Farrow and Reg Grimes from Sheringham Preservation Society. The delegation is being filmed by a BBC crew, which is featuring the Scamrod campaign in series The Streets of…. later this year. (Nov)