This means that the county's planning committee has now turned down six consecutive planning applications for large out of town superstore developments in Herefordshire during the last three years. First Ledbury, then two in Leominster, then Ross, now two resubmissions in Leominster.
The substantive grounds for refusal have all hinged on the negative impact that they would have on the viability and vitality of the existing town centres.
Great news for independent retail and sustainable jobs in Herefordshire. Sainsbury's and your cronies - when are you going to take the hint that your predatory retail practices are not wanted here? Please go away.