Fight against Tesco’s third bid for new store in Sheffield

Nick Clegg MP and local Liberal Democrat councillors Roger Davison (far left), Penny Baker and Diana Stimely ' along with Steve Carroll the owner of the local supermarket which is home to a Post Office counter.
Nick Clegg MP and local Liberal Democrat councillors Roger Davison (far left), Penny Baker and Diana Stimely ' along with Steve Carroll the owner of the local supermarket which is home to a Post Office counter.
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A campaign against a supermarket’s third attempt to open a branch in a Sheffield suburb has attracted support from Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg.

Tesco has submitted a planning application to build a new store at the old Parkhead garage, Ecclesall Road South, despite two previous applications being rejected by planners.

Residents who fear the store would create more traffic and have a detrimental effect on local businesses as well as the character of the area, met Sheffield Hallam MP Mr Clegg to discuss their concerns at the weekend.

He said: “Having talked to residents it’s clear that they still feel this development is inappropriate.

“The area is already well served by supermarkets.

“So I can understand concerns over how it would affect existing businesses and in particular the local Post Office counter.”