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London Road, Brighton, Tesco Development

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Dubh Wed 26-Nov-08 12:04:02

If you're interested in signing a petition against the plans to redevelop the London Road area around a massive new Tesco development, it's available online here.

The 'Another London Road' group is organised by members of the local community who believe that another future is possible for London Road, one that's shaped from within the community, and serving its needs rather than those of big business and distant share holders.

They are presenting the petition to the council meeting on the 4th December.

There's also a Facebook group here:

2shoes Wed 26-Nov-08 12:08:02

better than an empty shop imo

dilbertina Wed 26-Nov-08 12:44:51

It's not an empty shop at the moment though is it? If I've got the right place, isn't that a stone's throw from the new Sainsburys?

dilbertina Wed 26-Nov-08 12:58:39

Out of interest though. Tesco's have recently been refused an alcohol licence for a proposed Tesco express in St James St. Brighton.

All refurb work has stopped at the moment, don't know if that means they're not going to bother at all.

Monkey2046 Fri 28-Nov-08 14:00:22

Thanks for posting the petition link here. Tesco's plans for London Road involve knocking down a whole block at the Northern end, from Vantage Point all the way down to Richer Sounds- so all those houses, shops and businesses will be bulldozed to make way for a mammoth Tesco store and car park.

Dubh Wed 03-Dec-08 17:01:12

I just think it's a terrible shame that a town as creative as brighton can't come up with a more innovative redevelopment plan!

(Not to mention the incredible stupidity of sticking a massive supermarket they're clearly expecting people to drive to, with a 1000 space car park, in one of the most congested and polluted areas of the city.)

But then I hate all the large supermarket companies with a vengeance grin

If they're worried about London Road becoming a food desert and therefore in dire need of help from Tesco, can I propose we create a massive food market with low priced stalls for local farmers, producers and allotment owners. And anyone who makes chocolate. They get free stalls.

dustyteddy Wed 03-Dec-08 17:09:46

Noooo...we don't need another supermarket around here. Now where's that petition!

2AdventSevenfoldShoes Fri 05-Dec-08 12:35:06

I didn't realise it was going to be that big

2AdventSevenfoldShoes Fri 05-Dec-08 12:40:15

have joined fb group and signed petition,
I thought it was where the old saisburys was blush
surely we would loose some good shops like maplans(sp)

munkeebiznessunderthemistletoe Mon 08-Dec-08 12:31:05

I too have added my name to the petition, and think it's short sighted plan and quite outrageous on many levels. But I don't hold out much hope- BandH consultations just seem to be about making themselves look good rather than actually listening to the views of residents. I always respond to consultations diligently and never seem to have my views listened to, or even acknowledged. sad angry

Spidermama Mon 08-Dec-08 12:45:45

Funny because when I interviewed the planners about this a few months ago they denied there were any plans for a big Tesco.

The last thing London Road needs is a massive Tesco. I will sign the petition and join the FB group. Thanks Dubh.

Spidermama Mon 08-Dec-08 12:55:31

There's already a large Sainsburys there.

While we're at it, are you all following the developments at Starbucks in Kemptown?

Basically Starbucks went ahead and started trading there without planning permission. Every Saturday for the past six months protesters have held a demo outside the shop.
I believe the council has just served an eviction order, though they'll probably appeal.

Here's the FB group for anyone interested.

Dubh Mon 08-Dec-08 14:31:03

The Starbucks thing was outrageous! The sheer arrogance. Thanks for the link to the FB group.

I just think it's so important in this economic climate to channel as much money as I can afford to good quality small businesses or we'll be left with no choice at all once this has run its course.

munkeebiznessunderthemistletoe Tue 09-Dec-08 08:33:52

Absolutely agree Dubh. It's so disrespectful of SB just to move in like that- no consideration for community or even local law. And it looks like Tesco are trying to do the same in London Road. It makes my blood boil. I hvae signed and joined everything!

My house has a lot of small businesses surrounding it and they are all finding it a bit tough this year so I agree- shop small, shop local! We should start a campaign!!!

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