Parking issue could halt Tesco store plan for Ashtead

BBC.CO.UK

20 October 2010 Last updated at 13:45

Campaigners opposed to the building of a new Tesco store in a Surrey village are hoping that a lack of car parking spaces will stop it from going ahead.

The supermarket was given approval to build on a site in Ashtead in August.

But the planning inspector said it could only proceed if 74 extra long-stay parking spaces were relocated by the council to cut on-street parking.

Judy Smale, from Save Ashtead’s Village Environment group, said there was “not a huge amount of space” in the village.

“There really isn’t the land available – we see that as a significant condition as to why the store shouldn’t go ahead on the site as it is,” she said.
The plans for the new store have consistently been opposed by the group, known as SAVE, and members of the Ashtead Residents’ …

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