Tesco tried to build a new store and petrol station off Oxclose Park Road, Halfway in South East Sheffield. Members of the Mosborough community formed a Stop Tesco Group, which organised a 785-strong petition. The council also received 157 letters from residents complaining about the potential traffic, noise and pollution as well as design and environmental issues.
February 2011 - Sheffield Council’s planning officers advised councillors to refuse permission because the site is needed for housing.
1st March 2011 - the planning committee refused the application on the grounds that the store would have been an “inefficient” use of land which was required for housing.
July 2011 - Tesco resubmitted plans for the store.
15th August 2011 - Asda's plans for a store in Halfway were approved by Councillors. Local residents and traders had opposed the plans and a petition bearing 600 signatures had been submitted. Please see an article in the Yorkshire Post, 16th August 2011.
28th November 2011 -Councillors considered Tesco's new application and again refused it.
January 2012 - Public Inquiry ends on 27th January 2012.
March 2012 -appeal was turned down. Please see an article in the Star, 27th March 2012.