Tesco plans for a 1,440 sqm (15,000 sq ft) store at the rear of existing shops on Teme Street in Tenbury Wells were finally approved in March 2012 after first being submitted in 2010.
Tenbury Wells, Worcestershire
Tesco is starting work on the former Cattle Market site that has been earmarked for a new store.The work that is already underway comes more than six years after the original idea of a Tesco supermarket in the town was first raised at a public meeting in the town.
At the beginning of this year Dave Lewis, the chief executive of Tesco, wrote to the local Member of Parliament Harriett Baldwin and councillors re-affirming the intention of the store to go ahead with its plans for Tenbury.
Malvern Hills District Council finally granted approval for the Tenbury Tesco application after a four hour meeting.
Tesco's submitted new plans.
Councillors refused planning permission for the store by 7 votes to 4, with 2 abstensions.
Malvern District Council turned down Tesco's application to demolish the Russell Baldwin & Bright building as they decided demolition would harm the town's conservation Area. As a result Tesco withdrew its planning application.