FOR:
Michael Dixon, Tesco Corporate Affairs manager

"Having listened to local people and altered the plans accordingly, we think people will agree that our revised proposals are ideal for this part of Harrogate."
 
How it will look - Tesco's visual impression of its new store at New Park
 

AGAINST:
Richie Malloy and Dave Burns of the
“No To Tesco” group.

"A new Tesco store would aim to bring in custom from a wide area, much of which would be by car."
Total Messages
For Tesco:
46%
Against Tesco:
54%
 
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Name:
Nina
Date:
11/10/2013 10:47:25
Message:
I am totally for Tesco and any other good value shops which would benefit consumers, to open in Harrogate.

Opening of shops would bring in more business & jobs into town, broaden consumer buying choices and eventually drive up our property values too! Just look at a major city like London - people love moving into the city despite all the congestions. The city has everything - jobs, shops, ammenities, etc - so convenient as all are within easy reach. So why stop any kind of development which can benefit the town and its people? Its planning which needs a careful thought though...

I hope planners have noticed that the A59 roundabout has an obvious safety concern - junctions are far too close to each other, especially the very steep junction exiting from Bilton area into the roundabout. This very small roundabout is no longer able to cope with heavy traffic especially during peak times. One needs to drive like a dare-devil to get through the roundabout.

Name:
Stewart
Date:
18/04/2013 15:02:55
Message:
why not close ASDA and open a Tesco's there instead, ASDA is the worse shop in Harrogate, their staff are rude, the amount of ASDA shoppers is unnecessary and most of the time the asles are full of "internet shoppers" food...recently the use by dates are so close they have run out by the time you get home. Please give us a better choice of superstore, the other two are great but too far out of town sometimes for a quick visit.

Name:
April O'Neil
Date:
17/04/2013 21:52:46
Message:
no upupdate but BBC news is reporting a '804m write-down in the UK property portfolio comes after a review in which Tesco identified more than 100 sites, bought mainly during the property boom more than five years ago, which the company no longer plans to develop.'

Is Harrogate one site where development has been shelved or reconsidered?

Name:
Anon
Date:
01/04/2013 07:12:25
Message:
Does anyone have an update? Rumour has it it is not going ahead anymore due to the ground being too dangerous after the tests they did a little while ago. Looks like they are preparing the house they bought years ago ( to make the footbridge) for sale...a nature reserve would be lovely!

Name:
Name
Date:
12/03/2013 18:35:37
Message:
Tesco kicks ass. Where else can you get vimto for 60p?

Name:
Visitor
Date:
28/02/2013 22:35:48
Message:
Build it! Who knows, it might cripple my clown of a manager's bonus.

Name:
Andrew
Date:
28/02/2013 13:55:01
Message:
The road and roundabout is too busy, it would make coming in on the A59 painful

Name:
AngloSaxonMark
Date:
22/02/2013 11:32:50
Message:
TESCO would actually relieve congestion in the town centre.
ASDA have the worst location for a supermarket, yet they went ahead and built it anyway. It has ****ed the life out of the town centre, and contributes enormously to traffic congestion in the town.
Harrogate West desperately needs a supermarket on the West side of town, as traffic flowing to ASDA, SAINSBURY & MORRISONS clog up Skipton Road and Wetherby Road. There is nothing worthwhile serving Jennyfield, West Park, Bilton and Killinghall. The Coop is now a "convenience" store, not fit for general shopping.
As for making the area busy; well, it is already busy handling traffic going from West Harrogate across town to reach existing supermarkets - nonsensical.
The Ripon roundabout isn't really congested, nor will it be when TESCO is established, as there are plans to alter this junction and road layout significantly. If you want to see real congestion, drive in London

Name:
Charlotte
Date:
21/02/2013 12:11:51
Message:
So many shops around, why do we need a tesco

Name:
Ben Morrow
Date:
06/02/2013 11:41:47
Message:
I live near the area and the road is extremely busy as it is.

Name:
Craig Nelson
Date:
11/01/2013 12:53:52
Message:
Hey My name is Craig Nelson and i totally agree with the plans. You know me i just love flying around as i am a pigeonn. I would really love to maybe have a job one day working with Tesco's because i am a hard worker. I am currently a fryer in a fish and chip shop. All my friends say how 'How Cool' LOL

Name:
Rose
Date:
31/12/2012 08:09:38
Message:
Does anyone know when the store is actually going to be built?

Name:
Abigail
Date:
15/11/2012 10:56:51
Message:
I can't wait

Name:
Michala Dennis
Date:
27/10/2012 22:56:31
Message:
For those who don't agree with the dominance of supermarket stopping one town won't change policy that needs to come from government. Personally I want choice as to whether I shop at tesco or not.

Name:
Yvonne
Date:
26/10/2012 22:44:42
Message:
I love Tesco and it can't be built soon enough for my liking, give other supermarkets a run .. Tesco delivers a better quality of fresh foods and a larger variety in ambient.

Name:
Alan M
Date:
03/10/2012 14:33:40
Message:
Tesco will be very good for shopping competition in Harrogate,when will building begin? it can't be soon enough for me.

Name:
F
Date:
25/09/2012 11:45:18
Message:
I think it should have had its opening times limited. Have you tried to get out of jennyfilds on a morning? Both Skipton road and Jennyfield drive are a nightmare - add in shopping traffic too. Accident waiting to happen.

Name:
Az
Date:
17/09/2012 00:59:14
Message:
I like Tesco, less expensive.

Name:
ASDA
Date:
12/09/2012 09:48:06
Message:
We are much better!

Name:
Charlie
Date:
07/09/2012 23:16:58
Message:


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