Residents of the Parkhead area of Sheffield mounted a strong campaign against plans for a Tesco Express store on the site of the old Parkhead garage in Ecclesall Road South. The plans were first submitted in 2009.
A petition with 1,800 names was submitted to the Town Hall citing concerns about the implications for traffic on a busy 40mph arterial road.
Tesco submitted a revised proposal for a 1,300 sq m supermarket and housing development in 2009. But the Planning committee refused the application on the grounds the proposed building was too big for the site.
A third application was submitted in 2014 and attracted a petition with 2,750 signatures opposing the plans.