What about the employment that would be created,we already have the CO-OP and that hasn't taken away all the local business,also if the funding is not found to develop the college then the further education of a future generation will suffer.There are alot of valued points against a supermarket taking over the site but if they did there would be certain alterations to the road that would need to be considered,these could be funded by the developer,such as the erection of crossing barriers.I don't think this should be dismissed.
There would be additional employment, but not only Marple residents will be employed. Remember Tescos have a clothing range, goodbye to M&Co, Pink Parrot, Tescos have a pharmacy, goodbye to Superdrug and possibly Boots, Tescos may put a 24 hr petrol station on site??, Tescos sell Paint, Hardware, DIY, goodbye Hollins, Homewares, DVDs, Flowers, Electrical goods, Butchery, goodbye Littlewoods & Whites, Bakery, goodbye Gregs and dare I suggest that even Archers may close, Fish Mongers. Tescos will close down the vast majority of independent shops on Market Street -FACT
. Please don't think that competition is the way forward, open your eyes, independents cannot compete with the Majors, their buying power enables them to out price all and any 'competitors'. There may be additional employment, but offset that against the many jobs lost in our community, we can't be sure that we wont actually be in a worse state.
Where local councillors are concerned, I wouldn't trust a word they say. [Unsubstantiated accusations in this post have been removed. Admin]
. I would keep dialogue with them, but only at arms length. I saw 2 or 3 of them in action during the consultation period of Rose Hill Primary School and they conducted themselves appallingly. Some of them believe that they can promise the world and not follow it through. Marple belongs to its community and the way things are going there will be no community left for future generations. Over recent years Marple has successfully brought its community together through Festivals etc. These will become a thing of the past once Market Street becomes a ghost town.
NO to TESCO. I will continue to watch this site for more information and look forward to giving my full support to MARPLE IN ACTION.