ING withdraws plans – March 2010

John Bennett’s blog reports this comment from ING Real Estate Development UK Ltd:

“ING confirms its continued commitment to the regeneration of the historic harbour. South Quay remains the most appropriate site overall in planning terms for the foodstore and this first phase of development.”

The language used seems rather unequivocal in their determination to develop a supermarket, despite very strong local opposition and objections from organisations such as CABE.  Maybe we must stay alert to more Big Company Persuasion Techniques?