Tesco still on course for Budleigh store

PUBLISHED: 15:03 05 February 2015

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Supermarket chain Tesco says it has submitted a planning application for the opening of its new store in Budleigh Salterton.

The firm announced in December that it intended to open a Tesco Express at the current SM Prior and Son shop at 10 Fore Street. The company subsequently announced that it was cutting back on supermarket building nationally, but a spokesman said this week that its Budleigh plan was not affected by this, and is proceeding as planned.

The spokesman said: “We have submitted a planning application for minor works.”

At the time of going to press, the consultation period on the application had not yet begun.

When receipt of the application is confirmed by East Devon District Council, Budleigh Salterton Town Council will be asked for its views on whether planning permission should be granted, before the district council makes the final decision. District bosses previously approved alterations to the SM Prior and Son shop last year.

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