This is Surrey TodayTuesday, August 24, 2010, 17:25
Plans to build a Tesco supermarket in the centre of Ashtead have been given the go-ahead after a two year battle.
The supermarket chain had submitted two separate plans to build a supermarket at the former Esso site in The Street – one in 2008, the other in 2009. Both plans were rejected by councillors from Mole Valley District Council.
The plans had also been vehemently opposed by residents in the village including members of the Ashtead Residents’ Association and Save Ashtead’s Village Environment campaign group.
But following a 10-day public hearing planning inspector Nicholas Hammans has decided to pass the second, smaller, plan on appeal…