Tesco plan for Suffolk town rejected

A CONTROVERSIAL bid by supermarket giant Tesco to build a store in a Suffolk town has been rejected.

Tesco wanted to build a store off Angel Link in Halesworth, a scheme which was opposed by Anglia Co-op and Waveney District Council.

The decision to reject the plan was made on several grounds, including that it would have a harmful impact on the retail character of the town centre, and that it would be out of scale with the catchment area.

The decision, made by an inspector from the Planning Inspectorate following a public inquiry, emerged yesterday.

It will be welcomed by opposition group Save Halesworth, whose members voiced concerns about the potential effects on independent traders in the town centre.

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