On the 4th February 2009 planning committee councillors voted overwhelmingly against Tesco's proposals to redevelop its largest store at Hall Road in Hull. It had wanted to demolish the existing building and replace it with a new first-floor store similar in size to the Tesco Extra at the St Stephen's centre, with car parking below. The Council received objections from residents worried about noise and disruption.
In January 2010 Tesco unveiled plans for a 74,690 sq ft store on the former Tradex site, in Anlaby Road. Tesco owns the land. Planning officers recommended refusal because of the store's size and an adverse impact on nearby Hessle Road. But on 4th August 2010 Hull City planning committee voted five-to-two to approve the plans, subject to conditions. In October 2011, Tesco submitted a fresh planning application for the scheme featuring a revised layout for the main two-storey building. The redesign was prompted by the presence of a mains electricity cable under the site. In December, council officers approved the new-look plans under delegated powers.