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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.

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.”

 

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