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February 23, 2011

Not that I take the Evening Lost’s word as gospel on many occasions but it appears this time that they have had a tip off.

Is this a reawakening of the councils role in protecting the city and its citizens?

I’ll publish the full document when it arrives on the council website.

OK document from planning officers is



  1. harryT permalink
    February 23, 2011 12:48 pm


    At the time of writing a total of 349 representations have been received with approximately 79% objecting to the development and 21% in support of the development. Amongst these representations, 18 objections from North Street traders were received.

    So it turns out that the lentil eating hippies are actually in the majority by some considerable distance, contrary to the BEP/Otib propoganda. Also, a full 100% of north Street traders oppose it.

    The report also states that after removing double counting, the pro-Supermarket petition had 4,800 names.

  2. harryT permalink
    February 23, 2011 1:08 pm

    And Sexton is still claiming that the projects will bring 1,000s of jobs to the area.,,10327~2300309,00.html

    Someone better send him the PWC report

  3. February 23, 2011 3:59 pm

    The report is here, recommending refusal of the application

  4. Richard Lane permalink
    February 23, 2011 11:05 pm

    If 100% of traders oppose the store(that’s about 60 shops), why were there only 18 letters of objections from those traders? Or is it a sham?
    100 names were removed from the petition for double signing, that still leaves 7,900 signatures, for what they’re worth.

    If you remove the number of people double objecting, by way of multiple membership indifferent organisations, you also reduce the number of actual objectors by a fair amount as well. Strange really, because there were about 700 objections to Tesco’s, a store half the size. Must have been snob factor I suppose.

    I would point out that the officers recommended approval the last time, so don’t shout too loud, the echo might hurt.

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