Malton supermarket plans slated

PLANS for a new supermarket on Malton’s Wentworth Street car park have been criticised in an open letter to Ryedale District Council.

The letter, from Roddy Bushell, agent for the Fitzwilliam (Malton) Estate, suggests the proposed store would not generate more business for town-centre shops, despite promises from developers.

It said: “The design is for a ‘one stop shop’ retailer with a business plan aiming to keep all of their customers to themselves.” The letter also suggests the loss of the car park would create problems for employees in the town.

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9:29am Wed 21 Mar 12

polar_action says...

Dear Gazette & Herald,

You should ask Mr Bushell if Fitzwilliam Estate have any future plans to sell their own land to a supermarket? (say maybe the land at Showfield Lane)

If they categorically state that this isn't true then his letter of complaint will be valid.

Otherwise his complaint is a stunt to halt the sale so they can benefit themselves.

Some decent investigative reporting is required so to blow this local story apart once and for all.

I think we're all fed up up this saga, and while Malton fights over a supermarket Norton will soon be twice the size of Malton, and any decent planner will see that more financial opportunities lie on the other side of the Derwent.
Dear Gazette & Herald, You should ask Mr Bushell if Fitzwilliam Estate have any future plans to sell their own land to a supermarket? (say maybe the land at Showfield Lane) If they categorically state that this isn't true then his letter of complaint will be valid. Otherwise his complaint is a stunt to halt the sale so they can benefit themselves. Some decent investigative reporting is required so to blow this local story apart once and for all. I think we're all fed up up this saga, and while Malton fights over a supermarket Norton will soon be twice the size of Malton, and any decent planner will see that more financial opportunities lie on the other side of the Derwent. polar_action
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