Tesco has confirmed that it is planning to take over the old Brunshaw Inn, Burnley, and open an Express store. Local traders and newsagents are worried about the proposal and one local trader plans to seek planning permission for a £50,000 extension to his newsagents so he can “take the fight” to Tesco.
Councillors had already granted Manchester-based planning consultancy GL Hearn permission for a full shop refit and the installation of an ATM before it was confirmed that Tesco would be leasing the premises. Tesco has said it had only recently been offered the site by an agent. For further information please see an article at thisislancashire.co.uk, 12th June 2009.