Campaign group distributes 10,000 leaflets against Tesco plan

Surrey Today online edition

Sunday, December 06, 2009, 06:00

Leaflets have been circulated to villagers by a campaign group slamming a supermarket giant’s fresh plan to build a store in Ashtead.

SAVE (Save Ashtead’s Village Environment) has distributed 10,000 leaflets to increase the number of objections to Tesco’s bid to build a 1,499 square metre store with nine flats above in The Street.

In the leaflet, the group heavily criticised the plan and suggested 11 possible objections to the proposal.

Its main concerns are that the planned store is “far too large and out of character with Ashtead” and a fear of “unacceptable growth” in traffic in Woodfield Lane.

The leaflet states: “Tesco says there will be 1,557 two-way trips a day into the car park and out onto Woodfield Lane on a weekday…