Tesco have been bidding to build a megastore since 2008 and want to flatten the current Transit Way building to rebuild it. It was granted planning permission in 2011 but work has never begun and planning consent has now lapsed.
The plan was to build a massive new Tesco store with 745 car parking spaces over two storeys, a bus waiting area and a major shake-up of the Crownhill Road junction. Tesco have now submitted a new plan to Plymouth City Council to overhaul the junction, potentially paving way for the new store. City planners have granted Tesco conditional approval for plans which will see parts of Crownhill Road and Transit Way dug up to widen the road.