We are delighted to announce that yesterday evening, Wednesday, 30 March 2011 Members of Medway Council’s Planning Committee voted unanimously to grant planning permission for a new Tesco store for Strood. The store, with a new sales area of 55,000 sq.ft will replace the existing store and will be raised on stilts above an under croft car park. A glazed atrium containing travelators and lifts will provide the linkage between the shop floor and car parking, public transport inter-change and taxi waiting areas.
Earlier in the day, Members of Central Bedfordshire Council’s Development Management Committee resolved to grant planning permission for a new food store for Sandy, Bedfordshire. The store proposals, featuring low carbon footprint construction techniques, were overwhelmingly supported by both Council Members and local residents alike providing a food store for Sandy of the scale needed to reduce unnecessary travel to towns and stores farther afield.