A CONTROVERSIAL Tesco outline planning application for a new store in Stourport has got the go ahead.

At a special Wyre Forest District Council Planning Development Control Committee meeting tonight nine councillors voted in favour of a new store at the former Carpets of Worth factory site and two against.

The delegated approval is subject to referral to the Secretary of State and to a number of conditions including payment of up to £478,000 towards bus services in the town.

For the full story see the Shuttle/Times & News website tomorrow.