Tesco is interested in opening a small store in the town hall, in the space currently occupied by the library. When the library closes residents fear Tesco will move in.
A petition was launched opposing the proposals.
If Tesco was to go ahead with their application, said to be a Tesco Express store, the firm will have to submit a planning application to the North York Moors National Park Authority for the change of use of the ground floor of the town hall. Permission would also need to be granted from English Heritage because the building is grade II- listed.