Corner shop wins court case blocking supermarket

The owner of a Nisa Local convenience store and post office counter in Markygate, Hertfordshire, has won a High Court battle stopping a supermarket from opening up nearby. Sagar Patel has been challenging Dacorum Borough Council’s decision to allow a developer to turn a disused GP surgery into a Co-Op store. The proposal caused controversy in the village. It was opposed by the parish council and a petition of opposition attracted 1,000 signatures, with locals objecting to the development’s impact on road safety, parking, local shops, and the village centre, as well as the risk of the closure of the
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