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Safeway’s saga is sad lesson in bad faith

PUBLISHED: 13:10 18 September 2008 | UPDATED: 13:37 05 October 2010

Dear Editor, THE Safeway’s saga in Roman Road is a sad lesson in incompetence and bad faith. The proposals are for a 10-storey eyesore, building all over the supermarket car park with densities which break all guidelines with minimal social housing and only the possibility of a mini-market to replace the old Safeway’s

Dear Editor,

THE Safeway's saga in Roman Road is a sad lesson in incompetence and bad faith.

The proposals from Goldcrest are for a 10-storey eyesore, building all over the supermarket car park with densities which break all guidelines with minimal social housing and only the possibility of a mini-market to replace the old Safeway's.

These proposals have been overwhelmingly rejected by the residents of Bow. New Labour has conspired to deliver this fiasco by failing to do anything to stop the closure of the old supermarket and voting through these scandalous plans.

Even worse, the Tories let the plans go through by their pathetic posturing of boycotting Tower Hamlets council committees.

The residents need to let their ward councillors and the Town Hall know what they think about this.

We need a local authority which listens to residents, rather than ignores them in favour of big business.

Cllr Abjol Miah (Respect)

Tower Hamlets Council

Town Hall, Blackwall

Parliamentary candidate for Bethnal Green & Bow

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