BRAKESPEARE: Tesco includes some ‘sweeteners’ as part of plans for superstore at former greyhound stadium

SO Tesco intervention in the stalled stadium project at Wisbech means a �50million superstore/cinema/retail park series of projects that will shape Fenland for years to come can go ahead.

Excellent news, perhaps, and the small print is interesting, too, since Tesco and their joint developers have promised a few ‘sweeteners’ for the people of Wisbech to ease the application (they’re called Section 106 agreements and are handy for extracting cash for all sorts of things from anxious developers keen to win their argument).

In the case of Wisbech, I discover one of the more unusual ‘sweeteners’ will be tide clocks for the town – very handy for boaters, swimmers, sailors and fishermen to use instead of looking for printed times of high and low tides.

There’s always to be some information boards dotted around the town, too, to explain some of Wisbech’s finer tourist attractions – which no doubt in time will come to include Tesco Extra, an eight-screen digital cinema and, possibly, the home of Next and Frankie & Benny’s.

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