OPINION: Fyson on the need to cater for shoppers who choose to walk

Supermarkets are said to depress farmers' and growers' profit margins beyond endurance, put thousands of small shops out of business and obliterate swathes of cherished townscape. Out of town, they draw the lifeblood of trade away from town centres and condemn non-car-drivers to second-class shopper status, while in towns they threaten to create traffic mayhem.

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