IN response to the news of another Tesco store opening in Worthing, I noticed that the name of the applicant had been omitted on the planning application posted outside this proposed Tesco site – I have a photo of this application on my telephone.
I contacted Worthing planning department and was told that it was an error.
I asked how we could oppose an application if the applicant was not named.
The closing date was January 5 and I suggested that, due to this error, the closing date should be extended and, indeed, asked if the application was valid due to this omission.
What a surprise then, that about four hours later, I saw a new sign had replaced the original one with the applicant’s name – Tesco – on the planning application.
However, the closing date had not been extended.
We talk about conspiracy theories, but how about devious as well.
The photograph remains on my phone and I am happy to show it to anyone who might be interested. Comments from Worthing planning department or any interested lawyers would be welcome.