Tesco decision is to be welcomed

Whatever the reasons behind the Tesco announcement not to go ahead with its plans to develop the Cleckheaton site, I feel the decision is to be welcomed.

This is not because I belong to the anti-Tesco lobby, I do shop there.

However, I feel the present store is large enough for a town the size of Cleckheaton, and also enables local traders to make a living, with established businesses and new shops all contributing to something of a recent revival in the town, and a more inviting and interesting backdrop to the occasional continental and monthly farmers’ markets.

This seems a better balance, to say nothing of competition, than many similarly sized centres have managed to achieve.


Shirley Villas