Tesco plans backed

THE expansion of Tesco in Salterton Road by a quarter has been backed by civic planners.

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THE expansion of Tesco in Salterton Road by a quarter has been backed by civic planners.

On Monday they recommended approval on plans which will see the creation of 135 new jobs - to 455 - a mezzanine caf�, and new recycling centre.

The plans were resubmitted after East Devon District Council refused the plans, despite being originally backed by town councillors.

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However since then plans for an Asda store fell through - so Tesco resubmitted their application.

Unsurprisingly town councillors once again endorsed the plans that would see floor space of the store increase from 5657 sq. m to 7795 sq. m.

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The plans require the relocation of the petrol filling station, the demolition of the Glenorchy United Reformed Church new access, a reconfigured car par and a new traffic management system for the Salterton Road.

Councillor Malcolm Mitchell backed the plans but called for a new entrance for residents behind Tesco, in Madagascar Close.

Town manager Tony Collins backed the plans: "The current store is vastly over trading and cannot therefore provide the level of service to its current customer store.

"From an economic perspective I support the application."

The plans will now be considered by district planners and - and if passed the new facilities could be open for trade next year.


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