Tesco revealed plans in May 2012 to open a store on the derelict Crossways Garage site in Saxmundham Road, Aldeburgh - next door to the Co-op. The proposed scheme is for a Tesco Express that would measure 2,700 sq ft of retail space - around half the size of the neighbouring Co-op. A campaign group "Say No to Tesco in Aldeburgh - Keep Aldeburgh Special" was set up to oppose the plans.
BUSINESS leaders last night expressed fears that one of Suffolk’s most prestigious seaside resorts could lose its unique character should Tesco be given the go-ahead to open a supermarket in the town.
A PETITION to support a Suffolk resort’s independent traders netted more than 100 signatures in its first 24 hours. The plea for backing comes from Aldeburgh Business Association amid plans by Tesco and Boots to open up new premises in the town.