Archive for 9th September 2008

Quick update

Here is a quick update on the state of play at present.

Planning Application

Tesco submitted a planning application for air conditioning and refrigeration equipment for their planned small Tesco Express store at the old Wilco site on Mill Road. This application was refused by councillors at the East Area Committee meeting on 31 July.

Mill Road Social Centre

The eviction of the Social Centre and emptying of the site was contracted by Tesco two weeks before the refusal of the latest planning application. No shop fitting has taken place, but the premises have been gutted.

Planning Inquiry

Tesco’s original application for an extension to the site (plus air-conditioning and refrigeration plant) was turned down by the council in March. Tesco has appealed to the Planning Inspectorate to overturn the council’s refusal.

The public inquiry starts on 30 September at 10.00 am at the Guildhall.