Tesco to promote itself in Hadleigh
AN exhibition is to be mounted in Hadleigh by Tesco to explain its plans for a rundown industrial estate behind the town's High Street.The superstore will be displaying its new proposals at Hadleigh Town Hall from January 16 to 18.
AN exhibition is to be mounted in Hadleigh by Tesco to explain its plans for a rundown industrial estate behind the town's High Street.
The superstore will be displaying its new proposals at Hadleigh Town Hall from January 16 to 18.
The display will include explanations of why Tesco believes a new food store is needed in Hadleigh as well as addressing traffic and design issues, the two main reasons why the company's appeal against refusal of its previous planning application was turned down following a public inquiry in 2001.
Other issues that will be addressed will be environmental and landscaping and the exhibition will also offer the public a chance to put their questions to Tesco's professional advisers.
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Richard Petrie, Tesco's corporate affairs manager, said: "We encourage all the public to come and look at our proposals for a new store on this site.
"Latest research suggests that the vast majority of shoppers go out of town to do their main weekly shopping.
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"A store on this site will redress this leakage but more importantly will allow those without cars to have greater choice for their main food shopping."
He said in its December news letter, the Hadleigh Society attacked the latest Tesco proposals, taking comments from the inspector's report following the 2001 public inquiry out of context.
He said Tesco had invited the society's members to meet them.
As part of the current Babergh Local Plan review process, Tesco has lodged various technical reports addressing the various issues.
These are available at Hadleigh Town Hall and at Babergh District Council's offices.
The Tesco exhibition will be open in Hadleigh town hall from noon until 7pm on Thursday, January 16, noon until 5pm on Friday, January 7, and 11am to 1pm on Saturday, January 18.