Village MP slams Tesco plan

Surrey Today online edition

Thursday, December 24, 2009, 17:00

A supermarket giant’s plan to build a second store in Ashtead has been slammed by the village’s MP.

Tory MP Chris Grayling has sent a letter of objection to council planners about Tesco’s bid to build on the former Esso garage in The Street.

He said: “I am concerned about the fact there is still going to be an entrance at the back of the store.

“If the store faces away from The Street, people will come into Ashtead, park in the car park, shop in Tesco and not go to the other shops in the village.

“There are also clear issues of the road and car park being able to cope and I think there are valid concerns about raising the car park level…