Originally Posted by Maxie
Nowt wil ever happen unless Tesco fancy it......cos why should it, why should a council who have no threat and know theyll get voted in anyway care???
If the council tried to place a compulsory purchase order on the site and take it off Tesco, the ensuing court battles would bankrupt them, totally fucking the whole city. I don't think anyone in Sunderland would think this is a good idea.
Tesco know this, which is why they're under no pressure to do anything with it.
The other alternative is that a regional development agency such as One North East made Tesco a generous offer to buy it.
But they'd better hurry, as the Tories intend to scrap them - their first step towards shafting the region.