Shops close in Sherborne protest

Proposals to build a Tesco supermarket in Sherborne have been met with anger from local businesses. Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

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.