It's a debate that's been going on for nearly seven years but Tesco has finally been allowed to take over the former Focus DIY store building, in Tavistock.
The decision has cost West Devon Borough Council fifty thousand pounds. Some locals say they don't want another supermarket in the town. Jeff Welch reports.
Plans for a new Tesco supermarket to be built in Tavistock have been approved.
West Devon Borough Council's planning committee went against a planning officer's recommendations.
The town is known for its independent shops and businesses, and people are worried it will affect trade in the town. The new store will create more than 100 jobs.
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.
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.
Shops in Sherborne closed for an hour this lunchtime in protest at plans for a Tesco supermarket. Traders fear the superstore could take business away from the town centre.
Tesco is asking residents for their views. It wants to knock down a hotel on the outskirts of town to make way for the development.
A separate campaign is also underway in favour of the plan. A consultation session is being held at the moment in Digby Hall.
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.
Plans for a third outlet of Tesco in the small town of Barnstaple have been described as madness by independent traders. With Asda and Morrisons already planning stores in Barnstaple, a major retail study recently found that only one additional supermarket was needed in North Devon.