Are there enough houses for everyone in Ceredigion? Obviously developers and the County Council think not, since new greenfield spaces keep getting built on or earmarked for houses. Surely it would be madness to knock down homes to make way for yet more shops and car parks?
It could happen in Aberystwyth. On top of which it is patently unfair to force anyone to leave their home, let alone for shopping; to make money for chain supermarkets and developers.
What would be the effect of Tesco on a town which already has supermarkets draining wealth out of the local economy and making things harder for the independent shops that make the town interesting? Have a look at this blog about Ruthin (13 November 2011 post) for an idea of what The Tesco Effect could be.
We tried to contact Tesco about this but - as often happens with companies that refuse to use a normal email address, and instead insist upon some stupid form - their form did not work. Thanks Tesco! 'Every little' goes towards irritating people!
Therefore, thanks to a flaky website, we won't give the Tesco side of this (nor the side of the developer who wants to kick people out of their homes, Chelverton - because they don't seem to have a high-prominence website). Instead we'll point people here.
Update 25th November 2011: One of our contributors sent this in:
Update 27th November 2011: See Alun Williams' blog for more on the Day Care Centre."There are also protests about the destruction of the day care centre which was built c.30 years ago as a purpose-specific day care centre for older citizens. See various letters on the Cambrian News website about this. The building will be destroyed and they will be instead going to a basement room (high windows only) in the revamped town hall which will become the new town library."