THANK you for the article telling people about the [granting of permission for] the Tesco superstore plans for Yiewsley.

The town action group, the Yiewsley Community Involvement Group and the Hillingdon Chamber of Commerce asked for a meeting to discuss people's concerns and the raft of new evidence which has come in since the inspector turned down this application.

They were refused - again against planning policy six requirements.

Right throughout it, the democratic rights of the people who will be affected have been whitewashed.

This should be cared about by anyone who thinks they live in a democratic country.

Next time it could be something you object to which is pushed through against overwhelming opposition by an uncaring council which thinks it can use us as a dumping ground.

We have correspondence from the Competition Commission which clearly shows that Tesco cannot meet the new test.

We are already saturated with superstore space in this end of the borough and they cannot meet the needs test either. Where exactly are the 100,000 shoppers per week going to come from to let this store make its targets?

There are only 9,000 of us here - and we don't want it. Hard luck if you don't have a car, the town [Tesco] Metro will be closed.

The Yiewsley Community Involvement Group is fighting on and local residents' associations and retailers are fighting with them.

We have asked for the decision to be 'called in', we have asked if it is really even legal, and we have put in a formal complaint.

We have already had confirmation from a barrister that we have five criteria for judicial review and we only need two.

We also have a barrister ready to take the case on legal aid and a legal aid candidate.

So Tesco, don't celebrate too soon.


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