Ashtead Tesco fighting fund hits £10,000

Surrey Advertiser

May 07, 2010

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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 in July.

Two of Tesco’s original applications to build a store on the former Esso site in The Street have been rejected by Mole Valley District Council (MVDC).

Tesco has appealed against the decisions on both applications, the first of which was for a store with a 1,115sq-m sales area…

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