Last chance to question superstore road change
9:05am Wednesday 18th April 2012 in News
RESIDENTS in Little Lever have one final chance to learn more about a proposed oneway system as part of plans to build a Tesco superstore in the village.
Planning chiefs will then consider the findings from Monday’s drop-in meeting before they make their decision later this month.
They had been due to reach a decision tomorrow but this has been postponed so they can gather reaction from the meeting.
The proposals by the retail giant to open a supermarket has divided opinion in the village, attracting both supporters and objectors.
Tesco announced plans to open a store on the former Pennine Pets site almost a year ago.
People who attend the drop-in session between 4pm and 8pm at St Matthew’s Church House, in Little Lever, can also find out more details about the company’s plans.Objections include traffic issues but supporters argue that a major supermarket would transform an “eyesore”
site and be a boost for the village.
Tesco has said the store will provide more shopping choice and create about 100 new jobs, in addition to the 49 staff employed at the existing Tesco Metro.
A Bolton Council spokesman said: “A highways officer will be in attendance to listen to resident’s concerns and take notes.
“The planning committee will now take place after April to give time to consider the findings from the drop-in session.“ Matt Magee, from Tesco, said: “The proposals have been well received, with 838 letters of support currently posted on the council’s website.
This highways drop-in session has been organised to provide local residents with the opportunity to find out more about the proposed changes to the local road network.”
Tesco said there were 117 letters of objection posted on the council website up to Monday.
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