Surrey Comet2:30pm Saturday 23rd January 2010
By Thais Portilho-Shrimpton
Opponents of a new Tesco store in Ashtead appeared on BBC London news after being interviewed by television crews on Wednesday.
Residents said they collected 5,000 signatures on a petition last weekend for their campaign, Save Ashtead’s Village Environment (Save).
They claimed a new Tesco store would be out of keeping with the area, and create extra traffic. What would be acceptable, they said, is a smaller store with only one entrance.
Recently they accused Tesco of misleading residents about the size of the store but the company said it was a genuine error…