Blogging from the Highlands of Scotland until I return to the Murcia region of Spain in the Autumn for a month or so
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Thursday, 22 January 2009

Tesco gets planning approval for 4th Inverness store ...

... amid dissent within the Council, silenced by the planning committee chairman.

Now, does anyone think this planning committee decision affecting Inverness will be 'called in' by the Scottish Executive (aka 'Government') as was similar council approval for a Sainsburys in Nairn? Of course, 'over the border' in Forres (i.e. Moray, rather than Highland Region) supermarket chain Lidl seems to have been able to move with remarkable speed.

What is it about Nairn? Mind you, things are not advanced here (in my humble opinion) by the rather 'beggar thy neighbour' attitude of too many Nairn residents, groups of whom have 'successfully' (if that is the right word) blocked most commercial developments in the town for decades, never mind years!

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