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:
Lee
Date:
28/11/2014 09:19:28
Message:
IM GAWJUS AINT AH???? :* <3.<3

Name:
anne
Date:
28/11/2014 09:18:18
Message:
hi

Name:
Lee
Date:
24/10/2014 17:17:21
Message:
BUILD A NEW RING ROAD TESCO!!! Foolish plans

Name:
Christine
Date:
22/10/2014 20:02:13
Message:
utterly ridiculous road chaos will be caused!!! I live on Skipton road and have had to call yorkshire water 3 times in 2 months to repair manhole covers. Top of Westmorland street part of Skipton road collapsed a few years ago!!
24 hour store with deliveries continually day and night absolutely ridiculous and don't even get me started on proposed one wY system and closed every weekend.
GO SOMEWHERE ELSE! HOW ABOUT ST JAMES RETAIL PARK ! Plenty of space there and next to Ring Road 😤😡😠

Name:
Richard Wilkins
Date:
20/10/2014 12:12:31
Message:
Hello Steve,

Is this the same caring Tesco that you are talking about in which 3 members of staff in its branch in Swiss Cottage, London told a blind woman that her guide dog was not allowed in the store? How's that for pure ignorance on the part of the staff and a measure of the quality of Tesco's staff training.

You have mentioned again the number of jobs that Tesco estimates it will create. If you read my posting on 11/10/14 you may be enlightened as to the reality of the situation.

Please refrain from making insulting comments about the many residents who have opposed this development for sound reasons.

Name:
tom
Date:
18/10/2014 21:00:16
Message:
Hope its built soon. This side of town and neighbouring villages will benefit

Name:
Steve
Date:
18/10/2014 18:52:01
Message:
Rather have a supermarket, which really cares about improving its overall service to customers, than one like asda that thinks it's untouchable in this area, and doesn't think about its customers. And it will be a gold mine for tesco this side of town, so 270 jobs will defo turn into a lot more. And also, when have any of you ever heard of the other big supermarkets getting into the community and giving so much back? All of you negative people need to get a life and wind your necks in

Name:
Richard Wilkins
Date:
12/10/2014 14:58:28
Message:
Further thoughts on the traffic issues. When Tesco claim that the roadworks will improve Harrogate's traffic flow, surely the primary reason that the works are necessary at all is because of the need to accommodate the increased local traffic that the store will be creating. Without the changes the traffic build-ups would be intolerable but with them, it is doubtful whether the overall traffic situation will be any better. In any event, the proposed temporary one-way system along Skipton road will not only direct heavy traffic through Killinghall with a very sharp left hand turn at the 3 Horseshoes pub but I suspect that a substantial amount of traffic coming from the town will divert down Duchy Road (that will become a rat-run) and into Pennypot Lane over the Oak Beck bridge. Possibly the bridge will need to be re-built to accept the increased traffic load and make it two-way? Would Tesco be paying for that if it became necessary?

Name:
Richard Wilkins
Date:
12/10/2014 10:40:38
Message:
Just as a point of interest, I note that Tesco's own figures predict a flow of 4,000 cars per day and 10-12 HGVs. That is approximately 3 cars per minute over 24 hours but in reality it will mean a much higher number at peak times. To satisfy that volume of traffic it will need to come to the area from all points of the compass i.e. this supposition that current traffic going South and West to other supermarkets will greatly diminish is a myth because substantial amounts of traffic will now need to flow in the opposite direction in order to meet Tesco's predicted traffic figures. Hence we are back to the same traffic flow problems that we are suffering from currently, but that could be worse.

Name:
Richard Wilkins
Date:
11/10/2014 12:52:26
Message:
Do those people who keep talking about the jobs that the new store will create, realise that Tesco conveniently fail to mention the number of jobs that will be lost? Extensive research both in the UK and the USA have proven that a major supermarket opening results in a nett loss of an average of 270 jobs. This is partly because local small businesses close and their supply chains have to lay off staff also. So please let's stop mentioning job creation is a positive way because it is a myth. Even if the opening was job neutral, many will be part-time and/or on zero-hours contracts. Additionally, most major supermarkets are actually reducing the number of staff per square metre of floor area because of self-service check-outs and cost-cutting exercises.

Name:
Steve Mcculloch
Date:
10/10/2014 21:43:16
Message:
Why more building without a proper ring road. That is the problem for Harrogate and Killinghall and has to be solved one day.

Name:
CRS
Date:
30/09/2014 19:14:29
Message:
We of the Western side of town would really like a supermarket in proximity to the existing retail park. Go for it Tesco.

Name:
Joe
Date:
27/09/2014 12:05:13
Message:
Reading the proposed traffic plans in the paper today I would be shocked if the Harrogate Council gave Tescos the green light. I live in Killinghall and we already have to deal with overwhelming traffic everyday. Even now as I look out my window I can see a tailback of cars from the greyhound pub to the primary school. Adding all the traffic that go down skipton road normally, aswell as the lorries which are currently banned from going down otley road is a recipe for serious traffic delays! Tescos have said that this could go on for 10 months and we all know that there is a good chance it would take longer. This is one of many reasons why it can not go ahead and expect huge protests if it does.

Name:
sab
Date:
26/09/2014 15:25:25
Message:
Harrogate is already gridlocked. It does not need another supermarket. Has anyone asked the residents what they want.

Name:
scoobydoo....................
Date:
25/09/2014 19:20:14
Message:
The best comment yet made last week in the Harrogate Advertiser LETS BUILD HOUSES so much more desperately needed than a Tesco lets have a vote on it now the true plans have come to light.

Name:
Jsmith
Date:
25/09/2014 09:25:19
Message:
Is there any plans to try and appeal against the planned roadworks that are detailed in the Harrogate Advertiser 25.09.14? Are any groups still actively protesting against the store coming?

Name:
No thanks!
Date:
23/09/2014 15:36:02
Message:
Given the latest news about Tescos then hopefully they will give up on this build once and for all. Personally I don't want them here - I prefer the smaller local shops and the likes of Aldi & Lidl.
We don't have the infrastructure to cope with the extra traffic a store of this size will bring in - other planning decisions have confirmed this...

Name:
Emma
Date:
19/07/2014 06:02:03
Message:
When are they starting construction then? Now Tour De France is over???

Anyone know?

Name:
Puzzled
Date:
10/02/2014 17:24:00
Message:
Why does Tesco own houses on Electric Ave,and why have they given their tenants notice to quit?

Name:
ILOVA BUMFUN
Date:
19/01/2014 21:04:55
Message:
I REALLY WANT TESCO TO OPEN AS I CAN BUY MY KY CREAM AND RUBBERS MUCH CHEAPER AT TESCO. WILL YOU GIVE ME A JOB IN THE KNICKER SECTION? I WONT SNIFF ANY.......
PROMISE!


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