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Thursday, November 02, 2006

Tesco misses another deadline

Tesco has not given up its fight to set up shop in Alnwick, despite missing another deadline to submit plans. The superstore giant yesterday told the Gazette that it needs to reconsider its options after Sainsbury’s and Lidl were given the green light last month. Tesco had originally failed to submit a full planning application to Alnwick District Council in time for it to be considered alongside the other two supermarkets. And this week, it again failed to submit a full application despite vowing to lodge one with the council by the end of October. Max Curtis, Tesco corporate affairs manager, said: “While the decisions of the council and the Government have not gone as Tesco had anticipated, we have not yet given up hope of bringing a Tesco store to Alnwick. In light of the feedback from the council we will not be progressing our detailed planning application as planned. However, once we have had a chance to properly consider our options, we will update the community and our supporters.”