Somerset

Tesco store plan for Cheddar turned down

  • 7 March 2013
  • From the section Somerset
Cheddar Football Club
Tesco wanted to build a store at Cheddar Football Club in Draycott Road

Tesco has been refused permission to build a store in a Somerset village.

The retailer wanted to build a branch at the Cheddar Football Club site in Draycott Road.

Concerns were raised at public meetings in January about Tesco's proposal and another application submitted by Sainsbury's for a store at Steart Farm.

Sedgemoor District Council turned down Tesco's plan for a food store with parking, landscaping and a petrol station.

The council said the proposals "would have a significant impact on local landscape character including urbanising the green edge of the settlement of Cheddar".

In February, it approved Sainsbury's application to build a superstore on the outskirts of the village - at Steart Farm, Wedmore Road - which is about 2 miles (3km) from the site where Tesco had wanted to build its supermarket.

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