tesco battle

Massimo suburbanstudio at runbox.com
Wed Aug 12 02:03:08 BST 2009

11 Aug 09, 6:13pm (about 8 hours ago)

Have you thought of putting your case to the Secretary of State (or
whoever is the equivalent in Wales) and demanding that (s)he 'calls in'
the application for his/her own decision? If you can undermine the Tesco
case and sustain the argument that the local authority is too weak /
scared / under-resourced to fight, but would probably refuse if they
could then there is a chance that you would get such a 'call-in'. Then
there would be a public inquiry but (as I understand it - and I'm not a
lawyer) the local authority would not be liable for costs.

Edwards Michael wrote:
> Dear Samer and others in PNUK
> I just read a Monbiot article in the Guardian which is a compelling
> case against a threatened Tesco at Machynlleth. The LPA said to be too
> weak or so scared of costs that they would not dare reject the
> application.
> I posted a suggestion that they should try and get a call-in.
> But can anyone with a more up-to-date planning law/procedure knowledge
> help???  It's at 
> http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2009/aug/10/tesco-planning-superstore-independent-shops
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