This is Surrey Today
Monday, December 26, 2011
TESCO has unveiled plans for a smaller store in Ashtead than originally intended, following concerted action by campaigners.
On Tuesday, the supermarket giant announced fresh proposals for a store on empty land it owns at 53 to 57, The Street.
Campaigners opposed two previous plans on the site but Tesco won planning permission for a 750 square metre store following a public inquiry last August.
However, permission was granted on condition that 74 long-term parking spaces at Ashtead Peace Memorial Hall (APMH) were relocated by Mole Valley District Council to allow 181 short-stay parking spaces at the store.
After lobbying by Ashtead Residents’ Association and campaign group Save Our Village Environment (SAVE), the council said it would not move spaces without a mandate from residents.