Ashtead Tesco appeal to be decided at public inquiry

Your Local Guardian

11:27am Tuesday 9th March 2010
By Thais Portilho-Shrimpton

A planning public inquiry is due to be held to decide on a supermarket’s appeal after two applications were turned down.

The inquiry, which has no date yet, will decide on both appeals put forward by Tesco to build a controversial store in Ashtead, after Mole Valley councillors twice refused the retail giant’s applications.

Campaigning group Save Ashtead’s Village Environment (Save) and the Ashtead Residents’ Association will fight the appeal together. Both are urging residents who oppose the planning applications to help them raise money for a fund which will pay for legal costs…