Plans for Tesco supermarket to go on display

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PROPOSALS for a new Tesco supermarket in Whittlesey go on display this week.

The major retailer has joined forces with Harrier Developments Limited and they are expected to submit a planning application for a supermarket with a petrol station on land off Eastrea Road, Whittlesey, this month.

If the application is successful, the building work on the site could start towards the end of the year with the store opening in early 2012.

They are putting their proposals on public show at Whittlesey Town Library’s Buttercross rooms, in Market Street on Friday from 3pm to 6pm and Saturday from 9.30am to 12.30pm.

The Mayor of Whittlesey, Cllr Derek Stebbing has called for residents to go along and have a look at the plans.

The store is expected to provide up to 200 new jobs for local people and Harrier’s spokeswoman claims the construction process would also generate significant numbers of jobs for local businesses.

The move is the latest in an on-going store wars in the town to provide a supermarket.

Fenland District Council rejected Tesco’s plans to build an eco store in Syers Lane, Whittlesey but granted planning permission to a rival bid by Harrier Developments Limited to build a supermarket development off Station Road.

They now want to move it to the site off Eastrea Road.