Retail need and economic benefit fail to justify out of centre food superstore
24 August 2012,
The secretary of state rejected a proposal for an out of centre food superstore with a net sales area of 4,350 square metres, agreeing with the inspector's conclusions that it conflicted with retail policies in the development plan, would cause severe traffic congestion and harm to the rural character of an important city gateway site, with the loss of numerous TPO trees.
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