Tesco neighbourhood store plans are turned down again

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MORE than 2,000 residents who signed petitions and wrote letters objecting to resubmitted plans for a Tesco convenience store have won a fresh battle against the project.

Sheffield Council’s city centre, south and east planning board voted to refuse permission for the scheme for a second time.

Residents were concerned about extra traffic and the impact on local businesses if the store was to go ahead at a disused garage site on Ecclesall Road South, at Parkhead.

Coun Ibrar Hussain, a member of the planning board, said: “The problem is the location - it is on a busy road and houses are very close to the site. We believed the land should be redeveloped but with something more sensitive.”

The decision was welcomed by Coun Roger Davison, who represents Ecclesall. He said: “I’m relieved that the planning committee have taken on board the concerns of residents.”

Tesco, which was previously refused permission due to concerns about arrangements for delivery vehicles, had re-designed its scheme in response and could appeal.