Tesco gets go-ahead for four new stores

Construction Enquirer

Aaron Morby | Fri 3rd September | 7:35

Tesco has been given the green light to build four new stores as it ramps up expansion plans.

The supermarket chain has won over local councillors with promises to create jobs and contribute to town improvements at three of the schemes.

But the massive increase in selling space is stirring up campaigns against Britain’s biggest supermarket.

Campaigners claim Tesco is using its financial muscle to bulldoze through building plans ahead of tighter regulation powers coming into force.

The new stores will be built in Hull, Consett, Galston in East Ayrshire. and Ashtead…