Residents have been campaigning against Tesco plans for a new Extra superstore in Clevedon, a small residential town in North Somerset, since 2007.
In July 2007 Tesco withdrew its plans to demolish the existing store and build a new store twice as big. However, in December 2008 it published new plans but these were rejected by North Somerset Planning Committee.
Mendip District Council has been looking to bring a comprehensive development on the Saxonvale site in Frome for a number of years, and the developers have been in initial discussions with retailers and supermarkets to create a retail-led mixed use scheme.
A public meeting was held on 1 December 2010 attended by over 400 people. Kevin McCloud of Channel 4′s Grand Designs attended. ... Read More
Tesco submitted plans to Mendip District Council in February 2009 to build a new 41,000 sq ft supermarket on the site of Avalon Plastics and won outline permission to redevelop the site in August. Avalon Plastics won outline permission to build a new factory on the Morlands site in Beckery New Road.
The planning application was then called in by the Secretary of State and Tesco withdrew... Read More