Residents in Little Lever set up a campaign group "Say No to Little Lever Tesco and Save Our Village" following rumours of a new Tesco store being built in the town.
Tesco has applied for a licence to sell alcohol until midnight at its new Little Lever store — despite only having permission to open until 11pm. Tesco says the reason for the application is to ensure that customers paying for items as the shop closes, just after 11pm, can still be legally sold alcohol.
It will close its existing Express store.
Confirmed that over the next few months it will be holding public consultations.