Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 11°C

min temp: 3°C

ESTD 1874 Search

Walton-on-the-Naze: Tendring council approves Tesco store plans

09:07 08 March 2012

An artist

An artist's impression of the new Tesco store to be built in Walton-on-the-Naze

Archant

TESCO will set-up shop in Walton after Tendring District Council’s (TDC) planning committee gave the superstore the green light.

shares

The site in front of the Martello Caravan Park in Kirby Road will include a petrol station, car parking, servicing area, landscaping and a pedestrian footbridge.

The decision was deferred by the committee on January 10 for further talks with Tesco about the building design and to secure more funds as part of a section 106 agreement.

The contributions now include extra money for Walton town centre and public transport which amount to around £360,000.

Tesco also say the development will create 250 jobs and attract millions of pounds of investment.

Louise Gosling, from Tesco, said: “We’re absolutely delighted with the council’s decision to approve these plans. I’ve got to know many people living in the town over the past couple of years and many tell me they can’t wait for the improved shopping, petrol station and local jobs these plans will bring.”

However, the plans have caused controversy in the town, with some residents and councillors opposing the development.

Frinton and Walton Town Council objected to the proposals while Iris Johnson, district councillor for Frinton on the planning
committee, described the designs as insulting.

Due to the size of the development, the plans will be referred to the Secretary of State. They have 21 days to register any objections.

shares

0 comments

Aerial shot of Ixworth.

Four vehicles collided at a roundabout on the A1088 in Ixworth.

Have you seen any of the livev TV debates ahead of the General Election?

It’s nearly time to cast your vote and with just a week to go before the country goes to the polls, we want to know your current views on several key issues.

Blackburn v Ipswich

Ipswich Town have sold almost 2,000 tickets so far for Saturday’s crucial away trip to Blackburn Rovers, and there are still some remaining.

Police are investigating the incident

Two women have been arrested in connection with the theft of a woman’s purse in Colchester.

Aerial shot of Harwich, Essex.

Business and home owners are urged to be vigilant following a spate of burglaries in north Essex.

Concern over decrease in police officers

Fears for the future of Suffolk policing and officer welfare have been raised again after it emerged the county lost nearly 7% of its officers last year.

Aerial shot of Felixstowe.

A safe containing cash and jewellery was stolen from a caravan in Felixstowe.

Rosehill Library, which is now 110 years old.

Ipswich was one of the first towns in the country to open a public library, following the 1850 Public Libraries Ac, writes John Norman, of the Ipswich Society.

The thatched house in Langham which was badly damaged by a fire.

A devastated family on the Suffolk/Essex border believe they will not be able to return home for a year after a fire ripped through their thatched cottage on Friday night.

Suffolk police release Efit of a man wanted in connection with a stalking

Police have released an Efit image of a man connected with the stalking of a teenage girl in Ipswich.

Most read

Most commented

Topic pages