Small traders’ joy as superstore is refused
This week a planning inspector rejected Tescos appeal finding that the larger store would result in a loss of business to local shops and an increase in traffic in the area. He also criticised the proposed design of the store describing it as "stark, crude and prominent".
Debbie Clarke, chairman of Fairtrade Chorlton, said she was delighted. She added: "They supported our view that many of our traders have tight profit margins and just a small drop in sales could mean the end for their businesses."