RE the planning applications for Tesco and Sainsbury’s.
Tesco plan on creating 500 new jobs at their Dean Road site, whereas Sainsbury’s will only create 40 new jobs – one thing Scarborough desperately needs is employment. In the middle of a highly populated residential area where people can walk to a store rather than drive, this would be convenient for people like myself who do not drive, making the Dean Road site ideal.
Concerns over local businesses are overdone as history shows that large stores create a large increase in the footfall benefiting other businesses in the area giving them the opportunity to increase their sales.
I hope the committee use common sense with this application and don’t miss this opportunity for a better more convenient Tesco store on Dean Road.