I hope it does not go ahead.I wrote that in September 2013 when news broke that Tesco was planning a large out-of-town store in Market Harborough.
Today came news that the supermarket chain has abandoned those plans.
For the reasons outlined in that earlier post, I am glad.
Market Harborough is still growing. Ignore all those plaints about Nimbys: the council and residents can do little about it.
So there may come a time soon when the town's population is too big to be served by its centre.
I get the impression that has happened in both Northampton and Cambridge, and it does not make shopping in either a pleasant experience.
If it happens in Harborough then we shall have to look at encouraging out-of-town development.
But shopping patterns are changing, and it may be that an out-of-town store will never be built here at all.