Tesco’s plan for pub is rejected

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CAMPAIGNERS are celebrating after planning applications were rejected to turn a pub into a Tesco store.

Four out of six applications concerning The Crispin Inn, on Ashgate Road, Chesterfield, were turned down by town planners at a meeting on Monday.

Tesco want to turn the pub, which is owned by Enterprise Inns, into a small food store.

But more than 1,100 Ashgate residents objected to the applications.

They feared the shop would create more traffic and ‘drain the life’ out of the area, while insisting on online petitions they did not need another supermarket.

One opponent, Simon Redding, said: “Tesco are only in it for a quick buck and they lost which is a rarity.

“This is something that is affecting people up and down the country as pubs are turned into supermarkets.

“This is a huge victory for us.”

Two applications were approved, for the installation of various signs on site.

Others - to install plant equipment, fit a cash machine, make alterations and create an extension as well as disabled access ramp - were rejected.