December 2009

Thursday, December 24, 2009, 17:00A supermarket giant's plan to build a second store in Ashtead has been slammed by the village's MP. Tory MP Chris Grayling has sent a letter of objection to council planners about Tesco's bid to build on the former Esso garage in The Street. He said: "I am concerned about the [...]

By Helen Crane 4:20pm Tuesday 22nd December 2009 Mole Valley District Council has been inundated with objections to the proposed new Tesco supermarket in The Street, Ashtead. People determined to defeat the second planning application from the supermarket have swamped the council with letters and emails and now Ashtead Residents Association has called a special [...]

Friday, December 18, 2009, 06:00 Thousands of people have signed a petition to stop a supermarket giant building a "huge" store in Ashtead. Save Ashtead's Village Environment (SAVE) launched a campaign opposing Tesco's new plan to build a store in The Street last month and it has already collected 3, 348 signatures. Gillian Russell, spokesperson [...]

Posted by Hilary Riva on Friday, December 11th, 2009 at 6:13 pm.So I know how my local Tesco store is looking to improve its lfl. Management has reconfigured the entrance to squeeze in a Timpsons. Now I am a great admirer of Timpsons as a brand and agree that their kiosks in stations both overground [...]

Errors in Tesco leaflet

7:40am Sunday 13th December 2009Campaigners against the new Tesco store in Ashtead claim the supermarket sent out misleading information about the size of the store. Representatives from Save – Save Ashtead’s Village Environment – said they may send copies of a Tesco leaflet to the Advertising Standards Authority, complaining that it is inaccurate. Tesco admitted [...]

Thursday, December 10, 2009, 10:00 A campaign group has slammed a supermarket giant for "misleading" villagers. SAVE (Save Ashtead's Village Environment) is furious that Tesco has claimed the size of its proposed store in The Street was 32 per cent smaller than its previous application. The supermarket's previous plan was refused in March by Mole [...]

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 [...]

7:00am Sunday 6th December 2009Tesco has a two-handed fight on its hands as opponents gear up to beat off the supermarket’s plans for stores in the Upper High Street, Epsom, and The Street, Ashtead. Residents who are organising vigorous campaigns say the schemes are too big, will damage the locality and cause traffic danger. They [...]

Marcus Leroux Retail Correspondent Tesco is planning scores of new supermarkets across Britain before a proposed clampdown that would restrict its ability to expand. The country’s largest retailer has lodged nearly double the number of planning applications as its two largest rivals combined, according to data passed to The Times. The intense planning activity comes [...]

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