If the planning application for the large Tesco in Machynlleth is approved it could signal the end for many of the small, independent shops that make the place so interesting to visit, and which keep the money from trade within the local economy. Small is beautiful!
Responses to Powys must be received by the end of this week, Friday 31 July, so if you are going to object to the application please do so ASAP. Because the deadline is so close you should send objections by email to firstname.lastname@example.org; sample letters and background material can be seen on the 'Keep Mach Special' website. Their site includes some links to sources of information about the importance of small independent shops and market towns.