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:
Mark
Date:
05/02/2015 11:24:19
Message:
I am not against Tesco but it is simply going to be in the wrong location. Surely this is obvious to anyone going along the Skipton Road.
There will be total gridlock.
A one way system would work but it is highly impractical for many residents in Harrogate.
The impact of the Claro Road development and any further extension beyond Jennyfields will compound the problem.
We all know a ring road will not happen for decades, if ever.

Name:
Gareth jones
Date:
29/01/2015 13:02:34
Message:
Can we Trust Tesco - no
Do we want the upheaval -no
Will I shop there -no
Same goes for the proposed Skipton Pub.

Name:
CS
Date:
29/01/2015 11:43:40
Message:
We definately need a supermarket in this end of Harrogate. I live here and have to trek all the way across town to do any big shop !
I can't wait , roll on Tesco and get it built.

Name:
Richard Wilkins
Date:
27/01/2015 15:27:50
Message:
Whatever activities may be taking place around the site, things can't start in earnest until the traffic management plan is approved by Yorkshire Highways and then publicly debated.

I have checked today with editorial staff at the Harrogate Advertiser who are monitoring the progress of Highways but as of today, no date has been released by Highways as to when its report will be produced. Only upon release of the report will the Advertiser be in a position to contact Tesco and arrange the public debate, details of which will be published in the Advertiser.

Name:
resident
Date:
26/01/2015 20:26:27
Message:
yorkshire water doing bore holes for 2 weeks ( commencing feb 2nd) to find sewer etc in preparation for tesco - looks like they are on their way!

Name:
N
Date:
19/01/2015 21:52:30
Message:
I can't understand why Tesco would choose this location on Skipton Road, the traffic issues it's going to cause will only add to the already horrendous traffic issue. The whole A61 / A59 road network is just incapable of taking any more traffic. The plans to build only add to the ridiculous plans to build more houses. I can foresee my family moving away from the Skipton Road area the rate all this is going. Tesco need to look at places like the Ripon Ring Road where there is an already established road network and good development potential, or Burley Bank Road where there is Saltergate Business Park if they're going to be so adamant of a build in Harrogate, or what about that empty shell next to B&Q on the retail park opposite Jennyfields (or is that reserved for another supermarket)? - it will filter traffic AWAY from the bottlenecks and the hazards with the non slowing traffic coming down the hill onto the New Park Roundabout. The Leeds Road M&S was built and included their marvellous traffic scheme of throwing all the traffic out onto what must be a 15ft slip road on a side street - well done that planner, you must be a really creative genius! Sorry everyone, but as a local resident, the site location plans STINK! Move to a better site Tesco!

Name:
Richard Wilkins
Date:
19/01/2015 14:46:51
Message:
Att: Arthur,

The proposed public meeting is being arranged via the Harrogate Advertiser which is in contact with Yorkshire Highways and Tesco. Yorkshire Highways just needs to produce its latest report reviewing Tesco's traffic management proposals and then the meeting will be arranged and the date announced in the Harrogate Advertiser.

Name:
John
Date:
18/01/2015 23:57:13
Message:
The Skipton Road will be awful for 10 months, but will be loads and loads better for a long long time afterwards. The Skipton Road is horrendous because of all the cars tracking across town to the other supermarkets. Aldi, please, have you ever shopped there.

Name:
Linda
Date:
18/01/2015 16:17:45
Message:
I am totally against the Tesco supermarket being built. The idea of making Skipton Rosd one way is utter madness. Skipton Roads traffic is horrendous at the best of times so extra traffic will just bring more misery for us residents.

Name:
Arthur
Date:
16/01/2015 22:02:21
Message:
Attn Mr Wilkins
When is the meeting concerning traffic proposals for this ridiculous idea for an already congested Harrogate?

Name:
Daniel
Date:
16/01/2015 21:57:21
Message:
NO TESCO NO TESCO NO TESCO - Skipton road one way for ten months it's a joke.!!!!
This has got to stop already enough supermarkets and Aldi will serve jennyfields and bilton.
No TESCO

Name:
Richard Wilkins
Date:
16/01/2015 14:11:28
Message:
Hello Jamie Haslam,

The answers to your questions, to my knowledge, are as follows: The major supermarket start date is still not known because the traffic management proposals during the construction period are still being discussed with Yorkshire Highways and will be subject to a public debate organised through the Advertiser. However, core drills have apparently been taken on site to help establish the extent of ground contamination i.e. how much top-soil will need to be removed. This limited action has ensured that the deadline in late February 2015 to start work on site, as required under the Planning Application, has been met as far as Harrogate Planners are concerned.

Traffic plans for the Skipton Road Tesco Express have, as far as I know, recently been approved by the Council. However, many members of the public have expressed serious concerns about traffic movements so close to a local school.

I hope this helps to put you in the picture and if anyone else has more information no doubt they will post it.

Name:
John
Date:
15/01/2015 11:12:43
Message:
The two largest conurbations in Harrogate, 'Jennyfield and Bilton' served by supermarkets on the other side of town or in the centre of town.
Tesco's has to be a benefit to all, not least to lessen the flow of traffic, 'apparently 4000 cars,' along the 'infamous' Skipton Road.

Name:
Jamie Haslam
Date:
14/01/2015 14:26:56
Message:
Son is Tesco ever going to actually start work? Does anybody know?

Also the supposed new Tesco small store that ewas going to be created at the old Skipton pub near Bilton lane, is that actually happening or not?

Name:
Richard Wilkins
Date:
14/01/2015 10:42:10
Message:
I note that Tesco's own figures predict a flow of 4,000 cars per day and 10-12 HGVs once the store opens. 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 be essential that locally the road system is improved. However, those improvements will only be in the immediate vicinity of the site and they will do little or nothing to improve traffic flow on the roads leading to the area i.e.the traffic problems will simply be transferred East and West along the Skipton Road and North and South along Ripon Road.

Yorkshire Highways are about to issue their traffic analysis report on Tesco's traffic management proposals for the 10 months (probably longer knowing what problems utility diversions invariably cause) that Skipton Road could be made one-way while the store is constructed. Considering what a shambles the revised junctions at M&S on the Leeds Road and at Hookstone Chase have been, I don't have a great deal of confidence in the Council's ability to come to the correct conclusions.

In any event, there will then be a public debate on the report organised by the Harrogate Advertiser and so anyone interested will be able to voice their opinions.

Name:
NL
Date:
13/01/2015 06:18:40
Message:
Really to all the people moaning about Tesco,I am really surprised that we have any shops in Harrogate. I wonder what be next with them. THE TOWN needs a supermarket on that side of town.Just let them get on with it. With all the delays It could of been built by now. and you could be all saying its the best thing that has happened for the town, better roads ease of doing my shopping and guess what my house has gone up by 10,000 pounds.

Name:
david
Date:
09/01/2015 21:56:20
Message:
If your local councillor voted for tesco vote for someone else in local elections.
Lets get those who accepted tescos bribe out of power.

Name:
david
Date:
09/01/2015 12:23:02
Message:
If you want to see what the roads/traffic will be like after the changes check out leeds road at M and S junction. Harrogate council have made a complete mess of this traffic now queues all day long, skipton road will be worse.
Harrogate Council grow some b***s we dont want tesco.

Name:
rowinski
Date:
08/01/2015 23:29:57
Message:
No to Tesco! They have failed with their financial figures, and it would be a disgrace if Harrogate council still allows them to build! Even if the store is built I would rather drive to Sainsbury's!

Name:
david
Date:
08/01/2015 22:41:19
Message:
We dont want you in Harrogate Tesco. As usual the council is only interested in what it will get out of it and not what harrogate residents want.


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