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Common sense for Commonside

Sheffield City Council has (again) refused Tesco's application to build a convenience store on the empty plot on the corner of Springvale Road and Commonside. They don't like the idea of lorries, even smaller ones, trying to deliver to that site, which is at an awkward junction, and also say that the lack of parking on site will lead to inceased on-street parking, which will be a hazard.
  Tesco claimed there would be sufficient on-street parking, an assumption that seemed to be based on drawing circles on a nice flat map, and really didn't take into account the narrow roads, hills, one-way roads and the multiplicity of junctions in the area, They also claimed there was convenient public transport in the form of the 123 bus that runs once an hour. They seem to have entirely overlooked the 94 and 95 which run every 10 minutes,

I don't mind Tesco in and of themselves. I use Tesco shops regularly, and hopefully will be going to one tonight (depends on Gary and his car). I just don't think that this area needs yet another convenience shop, especially one sited there. Hopefully, having been turned down twice, Tesco will give up the idea.

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miss_next
8th Jul, 2009 15:48 (UTC)
Excellent - that is one of the worst junctions in the city, and it doesn't need extra lorries. I speak as one who used to deal with it pretty regularly on a bicycle!
littlejenny123
8th Jul, 2009 16:18 (UTC)
Betya they don't.
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