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Scarborough Tesco supermarket plan approved by council

Plans for a new £14m Tesco supermarket in Scarborough have been approved by town's council.

Tesco will replace its existing store, in Westwood, with a larger one on Dean Road, creating about 350 jobs.

A 5,000-signature petition against the proposal was handed in to 10 Downing Street in September amid concerns about the possible impact on the town centre.

But planning officials reported to councillors that the impact on the town would be "within acceptable levels".

Tesco's proposal for the Dean Road store, on a brownfield site, include a new car park and petrol station.

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