Unfortunately Trafford Council have voted to approve the Mega Tesco in Stretford application, but they rejected the Salisbury's at White City application. This will have an enormous impact on Chorlton district centre and we must do all we can to try prevent it going ahead.
This a message I have received from the No Mega Tesco Campaign this afternoon about trying to get the application called in by the Secretary of State. Please join me and the rest of the group in writing to the Government Office North West to ask for the decision to be called in.
Email from Debbie from the No Mega Tesco campaign:
I'm emailing round the link to a sample letter for getting the Mega Tesco application called in. Although the planning committee have said they want to allow the scheme it has to be referred to Government Office North West - who then decide whether to refer it to the Secretary of State (John Denham). This can only happen if the application ticks certain boxes so we have written a letter with key points for people to use.
If you email the letter you can send it to both people at the same time. If you want to do just one (not two) then the best target is John Denham.
I'll attach the letter here but the link to the document on the website is: http://www.nomegatesco.org.uk/downloads/cat_view/39-example-letters - there is now just one letter there to select.
Hope that is clear. Please forward to any friends and family and urge them to write - and as soon as possible. The earlier we get hundreds of letters in the better - there are only 21 days from 11th March to do this.
PS If you remember, please cc your letter to this address (firstname.lastname@example.org) so we can get an idea of how many have gone in (plus cc your local MP, councillors etc.)