Since 2005 residents and shopkeepers in Yiewsley have been opposing Tesco plans for a new superstore. Following a number of applications from Tesco and a public inquiry in 2007, London Borough of Hillingdon finally approved a revised application from Tesco on the 28th May 2008.
Tesco, having been granted permission entered 9 changes to already agreed conditions. They have also opened two new Tesco Express stores (in old Woolworths Stores) in Eastcote and Ruislip High Streets. The Council has refused the last 4 conditions and Tesco put these on appeal.
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Subject to a 106 agreement and the conditions being agreed with Tesco.
Decision deferred the decision to a future meeting. Yiewsley Community Involvement Group have written to Hillingdon Borough Council to inform them of the illegality of taking any decision when they have neither advertised or notified the application correctly.
On the 27th March 2007 the Inspector turned down the appeal by Tesco against the decision by the London Borough of Hillingdon to refuse permission for a superstore of 7,390 square meters.
On 5th October, 2005 the residents and traders of Yiewsley managed to persuade the London Borough of Hillingdon to turn down an application by Tesco’s for a huge superstore (7,830 sq. m) on the old Taplin Trading Estate to the rear of the High Street. Tesco appealed this refusal as well as the refusal of two subsequent duplicate applications. A public inquiry took place in January 2007. The third party representatives (the Yiewsley Community Involvement Group) were complimented by the Inspector on the depth of their research and the way in which the objection grounds were so well tied to the 'relevant' legislation.