Sherborne Tesco row

The supermarket giant Tesco has announced that it won't be submitting an application for a supermarket in Sherborne. Business owners feared it could take trade away from the town centre.

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Sherborne shops close in anti-Tesco protest

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.

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