Jesus! I assumed that was a wind-up. There's something mighty wrong with planning applications to allow this kind of nonsense. Developers really need to re-think how they design ground floor units in relation to the overall bulk of architecture. The shell format simply doesn't work for the benefit of those living in the area.
Got the consultation papers today for the ATM and shopfront. I wrote to the council for whatever it's worth - but I understand there is not much council can do on what sort of shop opens in there. I would have been ok with Waitrose, but who needs a 3rd (potentially 4th) Sainsbury's?!
Or Sainsbury's could have a proper butcher or baker or fishmonger in there, instead of packed lunches, frozen pizzas, crisps and alcohol! Maybe worth writing to Sainsbury's?