Supermarket has not given up hope

A SUPERMARKET chain has not given up hope of being able to build a store in Hadleigh despite losing its appeal.A spokesman for Tesco Stores Ltd confirmed it was reviewing its position after it was refused permission to build a supermarket on the run-down Brett Works industrial estate behind Hadleigh's medieval High Street.

A SUPERMARKET chain has not given up hope of being able to build a store in Hadleigh despite losing its appeal.

A spokesman for Tesco Stores Ltd confirmed it was reviewing its position after it was refused permission to build a supermarket on the run-down Brett Works industrial estate in the town.

He said: "The company is still interested in building a store in Hadleigh and is continuing to monitor available sites and the local council's food retailing policy."

Tesco Stores Ltd has been playing an active part in the process of revising the Babergh District Council local plan, which is currently under way.


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The company's planning consultants have made a number of comments and objections to the plan's draft chapter on environmental matters.

Among the Tesco objections are the use of the Environment Agency's indicative floodplain map, which it argues is not certain enough to base policies on.

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It has also made comments on proposals for developers dealing with contaminated land, on encouraging the use of recycled materials on land being re-developed, which Tesco supports but argues may sometimes be impractical, and on the council's proposals to try to limit light pollution, which it argues are too rigid.

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