Supermarket in Bourne End is given the green light to open

Bourne End Tesco during construction

Bourne End Tesco during construction

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A NEW supermarket in Bourne End was finally given the green light to open after a drawn out planning process.

The controversial Tesco store in The Parade was due to open in March this year but was referred back to Wycombe District Council after amendments were made to their original plans.

New plans were then deferred on a number of occasions but the WDC planning team have now agreed to approve the application.

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8:07pm Thu 31 Jul 14

shaky2 says...

Tesco gets there own way again. can't all the council's just say no to them and mean it
Tesco gets there own way again. can't all the council's just say no to them and mean it shaky2
  • Score: 7

9:10pm Thu 31 Jul 14

Marina Pete says...

Totally agree Shaky2
Totally agree Shaky2 Marina Pete
  • Score: 4

9:58pm Thu 31 Jul 14

unhappyhammer says...

shaky2 wrote:
Tesco gets there own way again. can't all the council's just say no to them and mean it
They'd love to, but then Tesco take court action - they can afford to do that - councils can't and so councils have to back down. It's an unfair system and changes by the present Government have made that even worse. At least in this case WDC have ensured the store opens over 4 monthsater than planned. Bourne End has an independent bakers, butchers and greengrocers. It also has TWP Co-ops, an M and S Food and proposals for a Sainsbury. Something's going to give and it's up to villagers to make sure it's not the independents. Tesco can reduce their tax bill by £800m in 5 years by claiming a Luxembourg base - independents don't have that luxury - nor even the village Costa, run under franchise by a local couple within a bona fide UK Company - NOT ALL COFFEE CHAINS ARE THE SAME - sadly they all get tagged together.
[quote][p][bold]shaky2[/bold] wrote: Tesco gets there own way again. can't all the council's just say no to them and mean it[/p][/quote]They'd love to, but then Tesco take court action - they can afford to do that - councils can't and so councils have to back down. It's an unfair system and changes by the present Government have made that even worse. At least in this case WDC have ensured the store opens over 4 monthsater than planned. Bourne End has an independent bakers, butchers and greengrocers. It also has TWP Co-ops, an M and S Food and proposals for a Sainsbury. Something's going to give and it's up to villagers to make sure it's not the independents. Tesco can reduce their tax bill by £800m in 5 years by claiming a Luxembourg base - independents don't have that luxury - nor even the village Costa, run under franchise by a local couple within a bona fide UK Company - NOT ALL COFFEE CHAINS ARE THE SAME - sadly they all get tagged together. unhappyhammer
  • Score: 4

9:52am Fri 1 Aug 14

Good Life says...

Bet the store will be heaving with all the locals when it opens and you won't get near the car park!
Bet the store will be heaving with all the locals when it opens and you won't get near the car park! Good Life
  • Score: 4

2:07pm Fri 1 Aug 14

robinh says...

Good Life wrote:
Bet the store will be heaving with all the locals when it opens and you won't get near the car park!
Exactly, the responsibility of the local shops is now with the locals themselves but I suspect we'll soon be seeing stories on here of various local shops closing down.
[quote][p][bold]Good Life[/bold] wrote: Bet the store will be heaving with all the locals when it opens and you won't get near the car park![/p][/quote]Exactly, the responsibility of the local shops is now with the locals themselves but I suspect we'll soon be seeing stories on here of various local shops closing down. robinh
  • Score: 3

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