Maldon town councillors oppose plan for dry cleaning and key cutting service at Tesco store

Tesco hopes to provide dry cleaning and key cutting service at its Maldon store

Tesco hopes to provide dry cleaning and key cutting service at its Maldon store

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Town councillors have opposed plans for dry cleaning, key cutting and shoe and watch repairs at a Tesco Extra store.

The retail giant wants to create the 'pod' at the front of its superstore in Fullbridge, Maldon.

It would be a joint venture with Timpson, which will provide the services, although the dry cleaning will be carried out off site.

But Maldon Town Council has objected, saying the design was of poor quality, did not improve the local surroundings and would result in "over use and visual clutter" of the site.

Councillors also said it was not of the quality expected in a location bordering a conservation area, could have an economic effect on High Street businesses and result in extra traffic.

Maldon District Council has yet to make a decision on the application.

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5:15pm Sat 1 Feb 14

Pbloke says...

But 2000 new homes links roads and shops doesn't affect the area then? you really are cretins MDC.
But 2000 new homes links roads and shops doesn't affect the area then? you really are cretins MDC. Pbloke
  • Score: 7

8:45pm Sat 1 Feb 14

Regbluebottle says...

This is plainly bizarre...just like Wetherspoons pulling out of the High St. development because of a 'window issue'...think I smell a rat.
This is plainly bizarre...just like Wetherspoons pulling out of the High St. development because of a 'window issue'...think I smell a rat. Regbluebottle
  • Score: 4

1:50am Sun 2 Feb 14

Jaq Boc says...

very bad news for small but friendly local businesses
very bad news for small but friendly local businesses Jaq Boc
  • Score: 2

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