Tuesday 20th July to Wednesday 28th July 2010

Quentin Armitage (SAVE Spokesperson), Chris Grayling MP and Gillian Russell (SAVE Spokesperson)

The Public Inquiry will start on 20th July at 10 a.m. at The Main Council Chamber, Mole Valley District Council, Pippbrook, Dorking RH4 1SJ. It is expected to last up to 7 working days. The Inspector will consider the 2 Appeals by Tesco, their first proposal of a 1,115 Sq m store, which was refused by the Council in March 2009 and their second proposal of a 750 Sq m store, which was refused in February 2010.

There will be plenty of room for members of the public to attend. It will really help our case if lots of supporters show up, which would indicate the strength of local feeling. You can attend for just part of a day.

If you wish to express your views you should attend on the first day and register your wish. It is up to The Inspector to decide who should talk.

SAVE’s and the Ashtead Residents Association’s Case Against Tesco

With your generous funding help we have now put together a very strong professional team. We now have a very strong case based on Planning Issues. When presented with the full facts we believe the Inspector will understand why the scale of both proposals are inappropriate for the site.

Outside "Ashtead Fruiterers" - May 15th 2010 Front row L to R: Paul Le Versha (Chairman ARA), David Buxton (Treasurer ARA), Gillian Russell (Spokesperson SAVE). - Photography by Kenn Jordan

Great News – We Have Been Able To Afford Expert Witnesses!

We are also very grateful to the following who have given their expertise and time free of charge:

How You Can Help

  • We need additional members of the public to speak on non planning issues to support our key topics eg on the strong sense of community in Ashtead
  • We especially need young people to speak out
  • We need practical help in putting up posters around the village between now and the end of the Inquiry

Please leave any comments on the form below, or if you would like to help please use our ‘Contact us’ page using this link.

We hope to see you on Tuesday 20th July and/or on any other days of the inquiry.