May 2010

Friday, May 14, 2010, 08:00 IAN Brown (Not enough supermarkets, Your Views, May 6), is mistaken in relating supermarket floor space to local population. What matters is the effect on local amenities. When Tesco came to Leatherhead they used an out-of-town site where there was room to provide their own car park. In the Ashtead [...]

6:06pm Monday 17th May 2010 By Thais Portilho-Shrimpton A group of campaigners has raised the funds needed to fight two planning appeals by giant retailer Tesco. Save Ashtead Village Environment (Save) and Ashtead Residents’ Association (ARA) have raised over £25,000 to employ a specialist planning advisor and a barrister to “represent the village’s interests” at [...]

08 May 2010 In: Readers' lettersJoanna Blythman's exposé of Tesco steamrolling its way in Bristol (Tesco gets its way far too easily, Second Opinion) raises an important issue that goes to the heart of our democracy. A similar situation has arisen in Ashtead, Surrey, where, following widespread and strong local opposition from residents, Tesco has [...]

8:30am Sunday 9th May 2010 By Thais Portilho-ShrimptonThe fund launched last week to fight the appeals by Tesco against the refusals of two applications to build a supermarket in Ashtead has raised more than £10,000. Last week the Epsom Guardian reported how Ashtead Residents’ Association (ARA) and campaigning group Save Ashtead Village Environment (Save) had [...]

May 07, 2010 MORE than £10,000 has been raised for a fund fighting Tesco’s plans for a supermarket in Ashtead – just a week after its launch. One opponent alone has pledged £1,000 towards the fight as villagers attempt to pay for a planning specialist and barrister to represent their interests at a public inquiry [...]

09:56 GMT, Sunday, 2 May 2010 10:56 UKResidents are hoping to raise £25,000 to fight plans to build a Tesco supermarket in a Surrey village. The Save Ashtead Village Environment campaign will use the funds to pay for a planning expert and a solicitor. Mole Valley District Council narrowly turned down Tesco's proposal in February [...]