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Friday, September 15, 2006

Anger over superstore plans delay

TESCO has come under fire for revealing plans to more than double the size of a store – days after the public consultation closed. The company lodged plans with the council to knock down its Havant,Portsmouth store and rebuild it as a Tesco Extra back in August. But it has taken bosses until this week to display the plans in the store – despite the formal consultation ending last Thursday.
Ray Cobbett, who is heading the Keep Shops Local campaign, carried out a survey at the Emsworth Food Festival last weekend and found an overwhelming majority against the plans.'Most agreed that a bigger Tesco would damage small shops in Hayling Island, Leigh Park, Emsworth and particularly Havant itself,' he said. 'But, most worryingly, most people didn't even know about the application.'