Poll held over Sheringham supermarket plans

People in a Norfolk seaside town are to be formally asked their views about two rival applications for a supermarket.

Tesco and Waitrose both wanted to build a store in the town.

In March North Norfolk District Council (NNDC) rejected Tesco's application and instead opted for a plan by Waitrose and a local businessman.

Tesco has since submitted a new application. Sheringham Town Council will hold a parish poll on 30 September to "gauge" the feeling of electors.

A parish poll is conducted like an election for a council or parliament, open only to registered electors.

The outcome will not be legally binding but will give a clear indication of the views of the community, an NNDC spokesman said.

There will then be an NNDC planning meeting on 14 October to confirm the decision on the supermarket.

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