Once again John I find myself totally agreeing with you. Hazel Grove is a nice suburb to live in. However I do wish the developers and Council planners would look more towards developing for the future of Hazel Grove and not just give the go ahead to these supermarket giants.
Is it really ok for large supermarkets such as Sainsbury’s and ASDA to keep invading what is in effect a small village.
Surely there should be some form of control as to how many supermarkets a given area can take, otherwise you just end up with a shopping complex and who wants that.
Like the government is quick to point out – try to shop local and buy local produces. However I’m not so sure how many local produces ASDA and Sainsbury’s etc have on their shelves.
Sorry to be gloom and doom but what about the long term knock on effect to our nice suburb when it’s choked up with too much traffic(some would say it already is)and nearly every street is gridlocked with cars.
That’s why I think that the Council planners should not just be considering shopping demands but also environmental needs.
Totally agree with you pal but in the real world money talks and from what I've heard whether it's true or not these big chain supermarkets entice the council with visions that they'll improve roads, create jobs and if that doesn't work put a bit of cash in somones hand,,,,,or so as everyone says backhanders!!!
I remember a few yrs ago when I used to do school runs and there was always a certain councilour who always had quite a few on the go and everybody knew it was bent with him being a councilour but what can you do, but that's why I wonder if alot of these councilours are in it to make a difference or make some money for themselves?
I know they don't have a magic wand or a lot of power but they seem to when they want something and I'm sure they could have communicated with the likes of asda and got this road finished,,, I mean don't they advertise in their leaflets how they got playgrounds built etc!!!!!