The small town of Hebburn, one of three urban centres in South Tyneside (total population 151,000) has been selected by the Council as the place for a "large supermarket" to address overtrading at Morrison's which is two miles down the road, and give more "choice" between several other stores which are at a similar distance. The aim, also, is to stop "retail leakage" from the town.
In Sunderland, Tesco’s ownership of the site of the former Vaux Brewery caused problems for Sunderland City Council in promoting its own plans for the land. Sunderland's Local Plan backs use of the land for employment and housing, in line with proposals submitted by regeneration company Sunderland Arc.
Tesco, as landowner of the Vaux Brewery site, submitted its own... Read More