Save our Sheringham - Say NO to Tesco

Thursday, November 30, 2006

Tesco blight for neighbours

Householders in South Manchester have seen around £10,000 wiped off the market value of their homes since a 24-hour supermarket opened on their doorstep and are furious that noise, light pollution and increased traffic caused by a nearby Tesco have sent property prices tumbling.
Mr Hardy, 50, who shares the house with his wife and two teenage daughters said "We’ve had that many problems here since this Tesco was built and to be told that our house has dropped in value added insult to injury. It’s like living in hell here. We get people parking across our driveway when they can’t be bothered to use Tesco’s car park. I was blocked in for an hour once and I had to go in to the shop to find out whose car it was. It’s terrible trying to get to sleep because the lights are on 24-hours-a-day. Customers make noise all through the night."
Liberal Democrat Burnage councillor Iain Donaldson said: "Tesco just haven't co-operated at all. We've been trying to have meetings with them for months but they keep postponing. We want Tesco to realise that they have to be a good neighbour, and that it would be better for them if they try to help the residents."
Mrs Maher, 66, who has lived on the road for 33 years, said "Why should I lose money on my house when Tesco are making millions?"