Tesco has confirmed it plans to open a new store on the site of a former Barclay's bank – just seven months after denying it had any interest in the building.
Residents and traders in Clarendon Park, Leicester, have received letters from Tesco informing them about the proposal for one of its Express stores. People who live and work in the area, which is renowned for its independent shops, have expressed alarm at the prospect and are also concerned about increased traffic in the area.
A campaign group "tescoqueensroadsayno" has been set up. Please follow them on Twitter @clarendonresis or at their Facebook page 'TescoQueensRoadSAYNO'