Councillor is criticised for saying Morrisons plan will harm town (From Harwich and Manningtree Standard)
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Councillor is criticised for saying Morrisons plan will harm town
4:00pm Friday 6th September 2013 in Harwich and Manningtree News
RESIDENTS and shoppers have hit out after a councillor claimed a proposed supermarket extension could harm the local High Street.
Morrisons wants to expand its Freshfields Road store by almost 50 per cent from 19,000sq ft to 27,500sq ft, creating 30 new jobs.
Harwich town councillor Garry Calver said he had mixed feelings over the proposal and felt it could threaten more jobs in the town centre.
However residents and shoppers say the expansion should be welcomed.
Dave Rutson, of Highfield Avenue, Dovercourt, said: “They should welcome anything which comes into the town."