Car parking fears remain over new Tesco store in Ashtead
26th August 2012
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Fears that a new Tesco in Ashtead will cause a parking crisis remain despite the supermarket claiming a new report shows it will not be an issue.

Campaigning group Save Ashtead’s Village Environment (SAVE) does not oppose having a Tesco Metro store in The Street, but believes that a lack of any on-site parking will negatively affect existing car parking spaces in the town - particularly the Ashtead Peace Memorial Hall car park.

Tesco has repeatedly said there will be sufficient parking in Ashtead for all Tesco users even on the store’s busiest days, they believe a new report by Surrey County Council (SCC) supports this.

Although Mole Valley Council is responsible for car parks, SCC is responsible for highways and has found the parking needs generated by a new Tesco would not cause a safety concern, with regards to on-street parking.

This, they assert, is due to the controls in place to prevent additional parking on the surrounding streets.

Read Full article from Hardeep Matharu at epsomguardian

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