Tesco store 'Will destroy Ramsey'

YET again, Tesco is covering its latest development at Ramsey with the green cloak and further creating an oligopoly which reduces public choice. Let s be quite clear, Tesco will destroy Ramsey town centre. Businesses will close and jobs lost – more tha

YET again, Tesco is covering its latest development at Ramsey with the 'green' cloak and further creating an oligopoly which reduces public choice.

Let's be quite clear, Tesco will destroy Ramsey town centre. Businesses will close and jobs lost - more than they create. The town council and planners should be ashamed of themselves. They are all public servants, making decisions that consumers have little opportunity to be heard on. They may listen to us then proceed to make decisions that no one wants except for the vested interests.

As for its green image, the heating system is powered by natural gas - not too green. And remember that it attracted a significant grant for green energy projects from Gordon Brown's confused government. Of course they are retaining the heat for the store, but to claim they are going to carbon neutral is outrageous. Are they going to stop shipping products from across the planet? Because, if they are, the store will be selling very little.

As a local store to Ramsey, St Neots and Huntingdon, they should buy milk from a local dairy such as Dairy Crest, Fenstanton, from which they switched three years ago to Wiseman dairies in Manchester - not the action of a company trying to go green. Milk is now flooding into the UK from France and Ireland because Tesco has put so many dairy farmers out of business. The list of Tesco's non-green credentials is endless.


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As always, Tesco is economical with the truth in order to further its business and reduce completion, to the detriment of the consumer's choice.

The local planners, councillors and Tesco have duped the public again, all on a promise that the town will benefit - just wait and see.

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ROGER LANE

Wintringham

St Neots

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