I would encourage as many people as possible to read the submission documents before making their submission.
As many regular readers of this blog will know, I have stated all along that I have no objection to Tesco, which is why I don't actively support the TesNO group, but the more I read and understand the planning application, the more I feel there is still a long way to go.
Even individual submitted document such as the Car Park Management Strategy and the Transport Assessment contradict each other.
For instance one states
The right for non-patrons to park on the site will be removed.
whilst the other says
Tesco support and encourage linked trips between the store & the town centre.
Due to the lack of parking provision, apparently Worcester County Council have asked Tesco to limit parking to two hours. This seems to me to be a very short amount of time to do a linked shopping trip. (But perhaps I stop and talk to too many people)
There also seems to be a perhaps understandable but unforgivable misunderstanding of various local circumstances which invalidate their data.
Tuesday morning, Tenbury's traditional market day is when Tenbury is at its busiest. Yet no traffic survey was undertaken on this day. Instead a survey was carried out on a Saturday afternoon, which may be busy in most towns, but is when Tenbury is at it's quietest.
The report says Tesco will provide a new Bus Shelter on the South bound side of Teme Street. Very worthy, but if my analysis is correct, the majority of buses either terminate here or this is their last but one stop.
They have taken a very naive view of public transport, and have either completely misunderstood what is available or have deliberately misunderstood.
The report lists numerous bus services, but again the vast majority of these would be of no use to either shoppers coming in to Tenbury or potential staff.
There is talk of a freephone to a local Taxi firm. As far a I know there isn't one and the availability of private hire vehicles, especially at short notice is very scarce.
I'm sure that the documents are littered with other inconsistencies, so get reading and make sure you comment.