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.
In September 2007 Tesco's plans for a new single-storey convenience store in Walkley were refused by Sheffield Council West and North Planning and Highways Area Board. The reasons for refusal included a likely increase in on-street parking that could put the safety of road users at risk and that the proposed design of the store was unsatisfactory and would be out of keeping with the area. More... Read More