Save our Sheringham - Say NO to Tesco

Sunday, April 29, 2007

Tesco get free run.

Well, the Council decided to give in to Tesco yet again. They have removed the 750sqm retail size restriction from the draft Local Development Framework for small Towns. This was demanded by Tesco as it would have left their plans for a 1500sqm store looking way too large. Despite many other councils including reatil size thresholds, NNDC decided that Sheringhams small shops didn't deserve any protection.

Don't forget you have a chance on May 3rd to elect a councillor which could change the situation. Ask the candidates their views on the Tesco debate and then make your choice.

Friday, April 13, 2007

Council meeting 18th April

One of the items to be discussed at the Council meeting on 18th April is the Core Strategy for the LDF.
Interestingly, one of the items they will be discussing is whether they should be setting limits on retail floorspace in Secondary towns. No doubt Tesco have threatened them again if they stick to the limits put in the draft document, as this would prevent their store in Sheringham from getting approval.
Isn't it about time the will of the people had some precedence over big business? The Working Party have already rejected Tesco's objections once.

Come on NNDC. Stick to your guns.