Tesco reveals plans for Metro store in Ashtead

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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.