Tesco Plans Affect Local Business
The owner of King Stone Products Ltd, fears he will have to leave Bingham if Tesco plans go ahead.
Owner Shaun King, who has been at Chapel Lane for 10 years, has been told that if Tesco get their appeal finally approved, that his business will be the place for a petrol station. The proposed sit for the Tesco Supermarket is where Sercon Building Supplies used to be, but have moved to Langar since.
He said that the supermarket giant has offered to help find a new site, but town and borough councillors have also offered to help, but he is still searching for another site after saying sites in Bingham, Chesterfield and Sheffield are not suitable.
He said that back in 2009, he only found out about the new plans after an employee of his irm, brought him a letter from Tesco that had been sent to a nearby resident. A representative from Tesco has apologised for not telling him about the plans.
Shaun King has said, “My feelings are that we have been her for ten years, it has taken us this long to get this factory to where it is.”
He continued to say, “If we have to relocate, there’s a fair chance that people in Bingham would not be prepared to travel to wherever we relocate to, and that is if we can find somewhere.
“Tesco are creating 150 jobs. Most are part-time jobs, but it is 20 careers that would be lost. I cannot believe they would let it happen.”
Jonathan Simpson, a Tesco spokesman, said, “We are hoping to work with Mr King to find another location for him and the offer is always there to meet him and help him.
“As the biggest private sector employer in the country, we have a strong record on employment benefits.”