Group to challenge Tesco Prettygate bid

Group to challenge Tesco Prettygate bid

Group to challenge Tesco Prettygate bid

First published in North Essex

A BUSINESS group will launch a legal challenge against plans to build the town’s ninth Tesco.

The supermarket giant has been accused of being “sneaky” in how it was allowed to open its latest shop, in Prettygate.

Tesco was not mentioned in any planning documents relating to the proposed development, in Cotman Avenue and Ron Levy, chairman of the Colchester Retail Business Association, has launched an attack on the supermarket.

He said: “It is a case of them withholding important information which would have had a bearing on the ultimate decision.

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5:42pm Tue 26 Aug 14

Shrubendlad says...

Ron Levy?-Wasnt he the UKIP candidate last year in Parsons Heath for ECC.
or was that another one?
Ron Levy?-Wasnt he the UKIP candidate last year in Parsons Heath for ECC. or was that another one? Shrubendlad
  • Score: 2

6:23pm Tue 26 Aug 14

Boris says...

Ron Levy was a decent councillor for Prettygate when he was a Conservative. Then he stood down, probably to make way for Will Quince. He has stood several times now for UKIP in CBC and ECC elections. He must know Prettygate well, so it is no surprise if he feels strongly about the harm that the Tesco project could do to the shopping centre there. It is a pity that he chose to go up a blind alley by joining UKIP. Anyway he attempts to represent small business in Colchester, so good luck to him in this move.
Ron Levy was a decent councillor for Prettygate when he was a Conservative. Then he stood down, probably to make way for Will Quince. He has stood several times now for UKIP in CBC and ECC elections. He must know Prettygate well, so it is no surprise if he feels strongly about the harm that the Tesco project could do to the shopping centre there. It is a pity that he chose to go up a blind alley by joining UKIP. Anyway he attempts to represent small business in Colchester, so good luck to him in this move. Boris
  • Score: 2

6:32pm Tue 26 Aug 14

Shrubendlad says...

Boris wrote:
Ron Levy was a decent councillor for Prettygate when he was a Conservative. Then he stood down, probably to make way for Will Quince. He has stood several times now for UKIP in CBC and ECC elections. He must know Prettygate well, so it is no surprise if he feels strongly about the harm that the Tesco project could do to the shopping centre there. It is a pity that he chose to go up a blind alley by joining UKIP. Anyway he attempts to represent small business in Colchester, so good luck to him in this move.
Thanks Boris.
As Ive said before-I am not a Politician.
I want Colchester to have political leaders fit for the 21st Century and not locked in the past-still pouring petrol on ancient disputes.
[quote][p][bold]Boris[/bold] wrote: Ron Levy was a decent councillor for Prettygate when he was a Conservative. Then he stood down, probably to make way for Will Quince. He has stood several times now for UKIP in CBC and ECC elections. He must know Prettygate well, so it is no surprise if he feels strongly about the harm that the Tesco project could do to the shopping centre there. It is a pity that he chose to go up a blind alley by joining UKIP. Anyway he attempts to represent small business in Colchester, so good luck to him in this move.[/p][/quote]Thanks Boris. As Ive said before-I am not a Politician. I want Colchester to have political leaders fit for the 21st Century and not locked in the past-still pouring petrol on ancient disputes. Shrubendlad
  • Score: 3

7:39pm Tue 26 Aug 14

Boris says...

Shrubendlad wrote:
Boris wrote:
Ron Levy was a decent councillor for Prettygate when he was a Conservative. Then he stood down, probably to make way for Will Quince. He has stood several times now for UKIP in CBC and ECC elections. He must know Prettygate well, so it is no surprise if he feels strongly about the harm that the Tesco project could do to the shopping centre there. It is a pity that he chose to go up a blind alley by joining UKIP. Anyway he attempts to represent small business in Colchester, so good luck to him in this move.
Thanks Boris.
As Ive said before-I am not a Politician.
I want Colchester to have political leaders fit for the 21st Century and not locked in the past-still pouring petrol on ancient disputes.
I think we would all agree to that.
[quote][p][bold]Shrubendlad[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Boris[/bold] wrote: Ron Levy was a decent councillor for Prettygate when he was a Conservative. Then he stood down, probably to make way for Will Quince. He has stood several times now for UKIP in CBC and ECC elections. He must know Prettygate well, so it is no surprise if he feels strongly about the harm that the Tesco project could do to the shopping centre there. It is a pity that he chose to go up a blind alley by joining UKIP. Anyway he attempts to represent small business in Colchester, so good luck to him in this move.[/p][/quote]Thanks Boris. As Ive said before-I am not a Politician. I want Colchester to have political leaders fit for the 21st Century and not locked in the past-still pouring petrol on ancient disputes.[/p][/quote]I think we would all agree to that. Boris
  • Score: 4

10:54pm Tue 26 Aug 14

Angry of Lexden says...

Boris wrote:
Shrubendlad wrote:
Boris wrote:
Ron Levy was a decent councillor for Prettygate when he was a Conservative. Then he stood down, probably to make way for Will Quince. He has stood several times now for UKIP in CBC and ECC elections. He must know Prettygate well, so it is no surprise if he feels strongly about the harm that the Tesco project could do to the shopping centre there. It is a pity that he chose to go up a blind alley by joining UKIP. Anyway he attempts to represent small business in Colchester, so good luck to him in this move.
Thanks Boris.
As Ive said before-I am not a Politician.
I want Colchester to have political leaders fit for the 21st Century and not locked in the past-still pouring petrol on ancient disputes.
I think we would all agree to that.
Sound words, all. I really hope there is a chance Tesco can be stopped this time. Ironic that Hills appear to be a party in this toxic business - I believe they built the row of shops opposite, including the Co-op.
[quote][p][bold]Boris[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Shrubendlad[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Boris[/bold] wrote: Ron Levy was a decent councillor for Prettygate when he was a Conservative. Then he stood down, probably to make way for Will Quince. He has stood several times now for UKIP in CBC and ECC elections. He must know Prettygate well, so it is no surprise if he feels strongly about the harm that the Tesco project could do to the shopping centre there. It is a pity that he chose to go up a blind alley by joining UKIP. Anyway he attempts to represent small business in Colchester, so good luck to him in this move.[/p][/quote]Thanks Boris. As Ive said before-I am not a Politician. I want Colchester to have political leaders fit for the 21st Century and not locked in the past-still pouring petrol on ancient disputes.[/p][/quote]I think we would all agree to that.[/p][/quote]Sound words, all. I really hope there is a chance Tesco can be stopped this time. Ironic that Hills appear to be a party in this toxic business - I believe they built the row of shops opposite, including the Co-op. Angry of Lexden
  • Score: 2

12:27am Wed 27 Aug 14

Simon Taylor says...

I hope they know what they're doing.
I hope they know what they're doing. Simon Taylor
  • Score: 2

12:09pm Wed 27 Aug 14

sam vines says...

Whilst its alleged what Tesco has carried out is underhand and should be investigated. How many potential jobs are at risk here that should be the main issue. Were 3 people ready to move in and set up business and employ more people than Tesco will, if so good luck if not please put employment first instead of what could be seen as a petty spat, by a public who feel anything by an official organisation in Colchester does not have the public it is suppose to serve interests first.
Whilst its alleged what Tesco has carried out is underhand and should be investigated. How many potential jobs are at risk here that should be the main issue. Were 3 people ready to move in and set up business and employ more people than Tesco will, if so good luck if not please put employment first instead of what could be seen as a petty spat, by a public who feel anything by an official organisation in Colchester does not have the public it is suppose to serve interests first. sam vines
  • Score: 6

4:31pm Wed 27 Aug 14

Boris says...

sam vines wrote:
Whilst its alleged what Tesco has carried out is underhand and should be investigated. How many potential jobs are at risk here that should be the main issue. Were 3 people ready to move in and set up business and employ more people than Tesco will, if so good luck if not please put employment first instead of what could be seen as a petty spat, by a public who feel anything by an official organisation in Colchester does not have the public it is suppose to serve interests first.
Any calculation of the number of jobs to be created will be largely meaningless. Most supermarket staff are part-timers, but they count them as jobs even if they are only half jobs or quarter jobs. Others will be on zero-hours contracts which means they have not got a job at all, just an occasional crumb from the table.
Then for every £1000 of sales at one shop, £1000 of sales will be lost at various other shops. This will lead to job losses, but of course nobody can put a precise figure on that.
[quote][p][bold]sam vines[/bold] wrote: Whilst its alleged what Tesco has carried out is underhand and should be investigated. How many potential jobs are at risk here that should be the main issue. Were 3 people ready to move in and set up business and employ more people than Tesco will, if so good luck if not please put employment first instead of what could be seen as a petty spat, by a public who feel anything by an official organisation in Colchester does not have the public it is suppose to serve interests first.[/p][/quote]Any calculation of the number of jobs to be created will be largely meaningless. Most supermarket staff are part-timers, but they count them as jobs even if they are only half jobs or quarter jobs. Others will be on zero-hours contracts which means they have not got a job at all, just an occasional crumb from the table. Then for every £1000 of sales at one shop, £1000 of sales will be lost at various other shops. This will lead to job losses, but of course nobody can put a precise figure on that. Boris
  • Score: -4

10:07pm Wed 27 Aug 14

bubbles1869 says...

Well sooner its built the better as I just hope that as I live within yards of the place I might stand a chance of getting a job there
Well sooner its built the better as I just hope that as I live within yards of the place I might stand a chance of getting a job there bubbles1869
  • Score: 6

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