Friday, 7 March 2014

Supermarket swamp

Apparently Tesco have already applied for a second site within Aberystwyth town centre (19-21 North Parade).

That's what happens when weak councils encourage supermarkets into a town - it gets swamped as each supermarket vies for domination. Choice is destroyed, and you end up with big out-of-town developments which increase car journeys, or smaller in-town developments that destroy the business of local independent shops. Aberystwyth already has 3 Spars, Co-op, Iceland, Lidl, CKs, Morrisons, and others being built (at the expense of homes)... Welcome to generic identikit town 24.

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