New Stourport Tesco superstore work set to start

TESCO PLANS: Simon Petar addresses a meeting about a different planned Tesco store.

TESCO PLANS: Simon Petar addresses a meeting about a different planned Tesco store.

First published in News Kidderminster Shuttle: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

THE long-awaited construction of a controversial new superstore in Stourport, already two years behind schedule, could start within weeks.

Tesco plans to build the supermarket on a 45,000 sq ft site off Severn Road.

At the public meeting held on Monday to discuss Tesco's plans for Areley Kings, the firm's corporate affairs manager Simon Petar said work was now due to get under way at Stourport.

He said: "Work on the Stourport site will begin at the end of this month or beginning of next" but did not provide more specific details when questioned by The Shuttle.

Plans were approved by Wyre Forest District Council’s planning committee in 2010. Originally set for a 2012 opening, it was then delayed until 2013. When that did not materialise either Tesco then said it was due to open this year.

The constant delays had sparked rumours Tesco had lost interest in the project although that has never been confirmed and the company has already invested a large amount of money in access roads and a bridge nearby as part of the scheme.

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8:48am Sat 22 Mar 14

stour67 says...

yippeee
yippeee stour67
  • Score: 3

5:39pm Sat 22 Mar 14

John Herbert Smith says...

Great, so that new road system will become jammed and we are back to square one. The traffic will not cope.
Great, so that new road system will become jammed and we are back to square one. The traffic will not cope. John Herbert Smith
  • Score: -3

5:58pm Sun 23 Mar 14

gypsyman1 says...

John Herbert Smith wrote:
Great, so that new road system will become jammed and we are back to square one. The traffic will not cope.
well it is there road
[quote][p][bold]John Herbert Smith[/bold] wrote: Great, so that new road system will become jammed and we are back to square one. The traffic will not cope.[/p][/quote]well it is there road gypsyman1
  • Score: 1

6:43pm Sun 23 Mar 14

stour67 says...

Maybe they should reverse the 1 way so you go into the town and not have to go all the way down severn road to get into town ,but common sense is not part of councils thinking.
Maybe they should reverse the 1 way so you go into the town and not have to go all the way down severn road to get into town ,but common sense is not part of councils thinking. stour67
  • Score: 4

1:31pm Wed 26 Mar 14

silverfox1953 says...

Can I please ask all residents of Areley Kings, The Walshes and outlying areas to sign up to to the No to Tesco in Areley Kings campaign.The petition now has over 1,700 signatures and we would dearly love this to be around about the 2,000 mark before presenting it to Stourport Town Council at their meeting on 2nd April.Petition forms are available in Londis, Areley Kings Pharmacy, Taylors Newsagents and Mr Singhs on Queens Road.
Can I please ask all residents of Areley Kings, The Walshes and outlying areas to sign up to to the No to Tesco in Areley Kings campaign.The petition now has over 1,700 signatures and we would dearly love this to be around about the 2,000 mark before presenting it to Stourport Town Council at their meeting on 2nd April.Petition forms are available in Londis, Areley Kings Pharmacy, Taylors Newsagents and Mr Singhs on Queens Road. silverfox1953
  • Score: 0

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