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March Against Wentworth Street Car Park Development To Take Place In Malton


10:12am 15th March 2014

People in Malton will see protesters gather and march against plans to build a new supermarket and petrol station on the town's Wentworth Street car park this morning.

Head of Malton's Chamber of Trade, Dennis Townsend told MinsterFM many of the town's local businesses are worried about the new development.

Mr Townsend said: "There is a great fear that a supermarket on the car park will lose a lot of trade to the town centre and also put quite a lot of businesses out of action and force them to close down."   

This comes after a recent leaflet circulated by GMI Holbeck, the proposed developers of the car park about how the town will benefit from the new supermarket.

However, although developers say they'll provide more parking spaces and three hours free parking as part of the new store the idea is still not appealing to locals.

Malton Town Councillor, Paul Andrews said: "The Malton/Norton area already has four supermarkets which include an ASDA, Sainsbury's, a big Morrisons and standard Lidl."

"The towns have a population of 13,000 and do not need another superstore."

The march is due to take place at 10:30am today at the Wentworth Street Car Park.

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