It's been announced that supermarket giant Tesco will NOT be submitting an application for a store in Sherborne.
It follows a huge campaign against the plans. People there said it would ruin the High Street and destroy independent businesses. Tesco say it was planning issues, and not just protesters, that drove the decision.
The supermarket giant Tesco will not be submitting an application for a superstore in Sherborne.
It follows a huge campaign in the Dorset town against the plans. People said that the supermarket would ruin the High Street and destroy many well established independent businesses.
Tesco says it was planning issues - not protesters that drove the decision.
Liberal Democrat Cllr Sharon Ball is opposed to Tesco's plans for the site:
A public inquiry's being held today into Tesco's plans for a new store in Bath. Tesco has appealed against the council's refusal to allow the development on the former Bath Press site in Lower Bristol Road to go ahead.
An independent inspector will hear arguments for and against the scheme at the meeting at Twerton Park.
Around five hundred people have marched through Sherborne protesting against proposals for a Tesco supermarket.
The demonstration coincided with a consultation by Tesco over plans for a superstore on the outskirts of the town in Dorset. Many shops closed for an hour to show how they think the town centre will be affected.
Shop owners in Sherborne, Dorset, say a new supermarket will take vital trade away from the high street - a claim Tesco denies. The company wants to build a store on the site of the Sherborne Hotel, on the town's outskirts.
Shops will close in Sherborne this afternoon in protest at plans for a Tesco supermarket.
Traders fear the superstore could suck life from the town centre. Tesco is asking residents for their views. It proposes demolishing a hotel on the outskirts of town.
A campaign is also underway in favour of the supermarket. A consultation session will be held at the Digby Hall from 2.30pm.
Farmers in the westcountry who supply milk to Tesco are to get a pay rise of just over 2p a litre from next month. It follows a summer of protests over planned price cuts which saw a series of blockades at dairy processors including Robert Wiseman near Bridgwater.
Morrisons and the Co-Op hiked their prices following the demonstrations. Tesco says the new price of up to 31.58p per litre follows a regular review and is not connected to the protests.
Tesco has submitted new plans for a superstore in Bath.
A previous scheme for the former Bath Press site on Lower Bristol Road was rejected because of concerns about traffic and the impact on independent traders. The new proposals include a basement car park.