Plans by Tesco to demolish its existing store and build one nearly double the size met significant opposition from residents and traders in the town. Concerns came from residents, the Civic Society, and some Councillors, and focused on impact on trade, traffic, and the design and appearance of the building which would be on a conservation area.
Residents have voiced their objections to plans for a new supermarket on the edge of an old market town.
Terrace Hill has earmarked a 5.3 acre site, known as Mill Riggs, for the 1,394sqm store.The plans would include parking, a petrol station, a new roundabout junction on the A172 and new access road and footpaths.
Residents are concerned about the impact it would have on local... Read More
In October 2013 Wakefield Council's planning committee voted to back officers’ recommendations that the 24-hour Tesco Extra planned at Ings Road would damage city centre trade and cause chaos on the road network. The committee agreed that the 10,000 sq m store would draw shoppers away from an already struggling city centre. Tesco lodged an appeal claiming the council was taking too long to... Read More