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Tesco anger at proposed Sainsbury's store in Penzance

Tesco is seeking a judicial review over Cornwall Council granting planning permission to Sainsbury's to redevelop the heliport site in Penzance into a supermarket.

Tesco, which has a store nearby, is claiming that there was insufficient evidence regarding the loss of the heliport in deciding the application, and that the Council acted unlawfully in not securing an alternative site for the heliport nearby.

British International helicopter services to the Isles of Scilly are now due to move to Newquay Airport.

The Council is disappointed that Tesco has delayed so long and put this claim in as late as possible. The Council will be fully defending this claim, but this process could take several months to conclude.

– Cornwall Council statement

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