Lucky recipients of South Bristol MP Dawn Primarolo’s ‘Hear From Your MP’ e-newsletter will have already read the Prawn’s fence-sitting on Tesco’s at Ashton Gate. But here it is for the rest of you:
ASHTON GATE SITE
Several residents have contacted me about the future of the Ashton Gate site. As readers will know, Bristol City have announced proposals to move to a new stadium in Ashton Vale. The football club have confirmed that they are in negotiations with Tesco to sell them the current site of the stadium. Planning applications will be submitted in the coming months, and it’s absolutely essential that local residents are given every opportunity to have their say. Whilst I support the ambitions of the club, I do appreciate that some residents have concerns about the impact of a new Tesco store. I will be doing all I can to make sure that Tesco and Bristol City keep residents informed, and that the Council’s planning department ensure that they engage local people, and take note of their views.
Using my rapidly developing Tescological interpretive skills I’d say the Prawn is broadly against but is a bit shit scared of rich boy Stevie Lansdown and his populist World Cup schtick.