In July 2011 Tesco unveiled plans for a 40,000sq ft store at Edginswell Business Park. But the development could face opposition from Torbay Council, with some Councillors fearing another out-of-town store could sound the death knell for Torquay town centre.
Residents in Lymington Road objected to plans for a new Tesco Express store. Tesco already had permission for change of use but needed permission for signs, a cash machine and air conditioning units. Matters were due to be decided by officers acting under delegated powers but, after some residents protested about the plans, all decisions were put to members in November 2008. Officers recommended approval of the installation of a cash machine and conditional approval of the signs, but permission for the condenser and air condition units was denied. The store opened in early February 2009.