I don’t want a Tesco there either. for the same reasons quoted in the article – no room for deliveries, parking and the effect on other stores. We use the newsagents at the top of Hardman St, I can’t see them surviving with a Tesco just a few metres around the corner.
Having said that, do you remember what used to be there? A grotesque, loud night club with a huge sign proclaiming ‘ROADKILL’ and next door was Fab Cafe which was also ugly in a different way. They didn’t exactly enhance the ambience of the street.