Ashtead villagers fight Tesco store plan

BBC NEWS

09:56 GMT, Sunday, 2 May 2010 10:56 UK

Residents are hoping to raise £25,000 to fight plans to build a Tesco supermarket in a Surrey village.

David Buxton (ARA - Ashtead Residents Association - Treasurer), Gillian Russell and Quentin Armitage (Spokespersons for S.A.V.E.) and Paul le Versha (Chairman of ARA)

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 to build the store in Ashtead.

Tesco wants to build on the site of a former petrol station in The Street and has lodged an appeal with the planning inspectorate…

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