Tesco wins new Ilkley superstore appeal

BBC News

4 September 2010 Last updated at 12:00

Supermarket giant Tesco has won permission to build a new superstore in a West Yorkshire town after a controversial planning appeal.

Bradford Council rejected the firm’s plan to replace its existing store in Ilkley with a much bigger one on a former industrial site.

The government’s Planning Inspectorate has overturned the council’s decision following an eight-day public inquiry.

Campaigners said they would continue to fight against the store.

Residents’ group Ilkley Residents Against Tesco Encroachment (Irate) collected thousands of signatures against the plans…