Tesco submits planning application for Rugeley
1st March 2010
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Tesco have submitted the long anticipated application to redevelop the former Celcon factory site on Power Station Road. The application will be met by differing public opinion.

 

The Rugeley residents will generally look to welcome the greater supermarket shopping choice that Tesco will present and will hope that Tesco will act as the catalyst for regeneration of the town.

On the other side local traders and retail workers in the often neglected Rugeley town centre will be wondering if this is going to be a body blow to their trade and livelihoods as the parking charges have been. I hope Rugeley residents continue to support the independent Rugeley town centre traders such as Fine Flowers, the Brewery Street Shopping Centre traders, AVH Supplies, Crumbs, Rebecca Jayne’s, Peak Health Food, Ross Art & Craft and all the others that have made Rugeley their base.

The application is expected to be accepted, unlike an earlier attempt by Tesco to come to Rugeley back in 2002 which will bring around 300 jobs to the area and will see regeneration of an otherwise derelict area of the town.

Only time will tell whether this application by retail giants Tesco is a positive step for the town of Rugeley.

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