Tesco’s expansion application has now been validated and the application is now published (case reference 14/00008/MAJOR). Tesco have also submitted a detailed objection, on several grounds, to the Sainsbury’s application being granted at this time. Finally another planning agent has come forward with an intriguing proposition for another village centre convenience store claiming that Waitrose are involved. All of which undermines the Sainsbury’s case that their over-sized, out of centre store is the “only option” for Hook. Hart will have to take notice of these new developments.
The Tesco planning application is at publicaccess.hart.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=documents&keyVal=MYTFE1HZAH000.