Next in the saga of the Tesco Warley fiasco – we’ve been informed that a crossing, which has been discussed for a while on Warley Hill, is to be expedited on the basis that Tesco might be arriving and the anticipated extra traffic problems it’ll bring.
So – because Tesco are turning up without invitation, tax payers will foot the bill for a re-design and build of the highway!
Normally, when a supermarket, which makes billions of pounds a year in profit, wants to open up in a town, they apply for permission, and the local planning authority will require certain conditions – improvements to the highway, safety assessments, consultation, etc etc.
Because this supermarket will just arrive and no permission is needed, they arrive, and who pays for their necessary construction work? We do!
Crazy? We think so.