Residents’ anger at Tesco appeal tactics

Surrey Today online edition

Friday, November 27, 2009, 06:15

Residents have accused a supermarket giant of “holding a gun” to Ashtead’s head over its proposals to build a new store.

At an emergency meeting of Ashtead Residents’ Association on Monday, the group decided to oppose new plans for a Tesco supermarket in The Street.

Tesco had its first plans for a store rejected by Mole Valley District Council in March but has an appeal in “abeyance” as well as the new application – something which concerns the association’s chairman Paul Le Versha.

He said: “We welcome the acceptance by Tesco…