Norfolk

Tesco changes plan for Sheringham store

Tesco is re-submitting plans in a 14-year bid to open a store in a seaside town in Norfolk.

The supermarket said the new application for Station Road, Sheringham, widened and improved links to local shops.

Michael Kissman from Tesco said: "People tell us they want a store with the prices we are known for".

Tesco's previous application was rejected by North Norfolk District Council in March.

Councillors were recommended by planners to approves Tesco's application but instead opted for a rival plan by Waitrose and a local businessman.

'Right store'

Mr Kissman said the new plan contained subtle changes to the previous applications following councillors' comments in March.

"They are the same as our recently amended plans, but now with an even better link to Station Road which will further encourage shoppers to visit businesses in the town centre," he added.

"We want to bring our world-wide expertise to Sheringham and leave councillors in no doubt this is the right store for the town."

Tesco said the Sheringham store, if approved, would have an "energy champion" dedicated to reducing energy use every day.

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