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Mary Portas joins Malton supermarket row
2:42pm Wednesday 9th May 2012 in News
TELEVISION retail guru Mary Portas has stepped into the row over controversial plans to build a supermarket in Malton.
Miss Portas, who published a major report in March into the state of Britain’s high streets, posted a message on Twitter following the publication of the open letter in the Daily Telegraph.
She tweeted: “Sat wondering how this is still happening. And if it’s too late for Malton to form town team so community has a voice.”
Ryedale District Council’s planning committee gave the go-ahead in March to sell part of Wentworth Street Car Park to Leeds firm GMI Holbeck.
Denys Townsend, chairman of Malton and Norton Business in Action, said: “Malton has had various town teams and the council pays no heed to them at all.”