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but because the garden centre is already there, things have been done by stealth.
That's the world now: everyone is entitled to their say and everyone thinks they're right, so it has to be done by stealth.
One employee, who asked not to be named, said everyone was shocked when they first heard the news, and added: "But that is now turning to anger, at the way it was done by stealth.
I'm among those who believe that it shouldn't be allowed to happen, period -- and I believe that this remains a majority view, which is probably why it's being done by stealth and misdirection.