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Blandford Forum, Dorset

Tesco is planning to double the size of its store in Blandford Forum. Tesco has failed 3 times to expand before in the town.

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The town has a population of 10,000 and residents and traders feel the existing store is already an adequate size as the town is also served by a Morrisons, Iceland and Somerfield (Co-op), along with 2 Spars, one one-stop, one... Read More

Christchurch, Dorset

Plans for a new Morrisons supermarket at the Beagle site in Stony Lane were unveiled to residents in Christchurch – for the third time in August 2013.

Simons Group, which is handling the application on behalf of Morrisons, then withdrew an appeal over the refusal decision earlier this year.

Lyme Regis

In October 2008 residents and shopkeepers in Lyme Regis learnt that Tesco had purchased the Woolworths store in the town. On the 30th January 2009 the Bridport News reported that Tesco was continuing with the refurbishment despite it not having planning permission for the new shopfront... Read More

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