Tesco planning bid goes ahead

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PLANS have been submitted for a proposed new Tesco store in Rotherham town centre.

The new store would have a petrol station, 554 parking spaces and a sales area of more than 6,000 square metres.

It would also include a multi-million pound investment in the road network, removing the Centenary Way flyover, upgrading pedestrian crossings and improving access to the Transport Interchange.

Tesco held a public exhibition of the proposals last November. There will now be a formal opportunity for residents and businesses to comment during the application’s consultation period.

A decision could be made as soon as April.

n The application – reference number RB2011/1768 – can be viewed online at www.rotherham.gov.uk/planning or at the customer service centre in The Civic.