Residents of a market town have urged ministers to intervene to block unpopular plans for a new supermarket – warning that current planning policies threaten to “bleed” small communities dry.
Thousands of people with ties to Malton in North Yorkshire – including major landowers, the local baker, and television presenter Selina Scott – are up in arms after the controversial superstore was approved.
The decision was made just days after the publication of the revised national planning framework, which the Government claimed would give local people greater say over developments in their community.
Some 2,000 people are now urging Eric Pickles, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, to “call in” the decision and intervene in an effort to prevent what they claim amounts to “serious injustice” and “irreversible damage”.
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