Tesco wins planning appeal for smaller Ashtead store

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By Guy Martin
August 24, 2010

A TESCO store can be built in Ashtead, a government planning inspector has said.

The ruling overturned the decision of Mole Valley district councillors, as well as rejecting a plea from Ashtead’s MP Chris Grayling and petitions signed by thousands of villagers.

The inspector allowed the supermarket giant’s second application, for a smaller store than was first proposed, in The Street.

It was one of two appeals put to inspector Nicholas Hammond in a public inquiry held last month…