Hundreds turn out in opposition to plans for Tesco store in Great Shelford
11th October 2010
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Hundreds of local residents have come forward to protest against Tesco's plans for a new Express store in the old Eaden Lilley premises in Great Shelford.


Over 250 people crowded into the Memorial Hall on Friday for a public consultation on the plans for the new supermarket, with many villagers from Great Shelford angered by the fact they were unaware of the plans until letters arrived through their doors last week.


A two-storey shop development for the location was approved by South Cambridgeshire District Council in July; local business leaders complained that Tesco was 'planning by stealth' and voiced fears for the future of the village's much loved local retailers.


One man at the meeting urged fellow residents to put pressure on local politicians to stop the Tesco plans and save local identity.


Hundreds of people have joined a group on Facebook titled' No Tesco in Great Shelford', as well as setting up a new website, which hopes to galvanise opposition against the plans.






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