In May 2009 Tesco revealed plans for a 40,000 sqft store on the site of the old Ford garage on Reading Arch Road. In June 2009 Tesco submitted a planning application for a new superstore on the Brighton Road just south of the Reading Arch Bridge. It included 26 flats and 331 parking spaces. Sustainable Redhill opposed the plans. In October 2009 Tesco submitted a new planning application for the site.