Tesco wants to convert a former restaurant in Horsham into a convenience store. It has written to potential neighbours in Brighton Road outlining its plans for the site, which was once the St Leonard’s Arms.
Tesco hopes to submit plans soon to Horsham District Council to make small amendments to the building, including adding a cash point, to open a Tesco Express store in Summer 2013.
Residents are concerned about the extra traffic that will result and the trade existing shops will lose. A campaign group "No Thanks Tesco" has been set up. The group organised a public meeting and over 200 people have signed a petition opposing the plans.