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.”