Supermarket plan is reduced in size

PEOPLE in Clevedon are being reminded to have their say on proposals to build a new Tesco store in the town. The North Somerset Times revealed last week that the supermarket giant was poised to submit revised plans to build a larger store on its site at S

PEOPLE in Clevedon are being reminded to have their say on proposals to build a new Tesco store in the town.The North Somerset Times revealed last week that the supermarket giant was poised to submit revised plans to build a larger store on its site at Southern Way. The new plans will see the planned store, which has also been reduced in size from the initial plans, re-located to the other end of the site meaning it will be sited away from properties in St Michael's Avenue.Tesco corporate affairs manager Melanie Chiswell said: "We appreciate the sensitivity of the proposals for a new enlarged foodstore in Clevedon. The current store is operating way in excess of its planned capability and we estimate that between 15 and 20 per cent of the local people do their main weekly food shopping in food stores outside of Clevedon."We have reduced the size of the store by about 10,000 sq ft since the previous proposals and believe that there is sufficient spare expenditure for both food and non food products in the town for a store of this size, a fact supported by the council's own retail consultants."People in the town are being invited to take a look at the new plans at a display in the current store's car park this week. The display, which will be manned by the Tesco Project Development Team, will be held in a mobile trailer open 12noon-8pm tomorrow (Thurs), 10am-6pm Friday and 10am-2pm on Saturday.


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