Save our Sheringham - Say NO to Tesco
This website is being used to publicise the campaign by Sheringham residents against plans for a Tesco supermarket. This store will be built on our existing Fire Station and Community Centre and will also see the demolition of an apartment block. It will destroy trade at our existing town centre shops and cause traffic mayhem. We do have a need for a better food shop in Sheringham but we need one proportional to our size (7000 people) not one designed to serve 38,000. Let's Keep Sheringham Special.
Read the full report here -Appeal Decision
Tesco announce new application will be for a store of 1200sqm. This is still 450sqm larger than the Local Plan guidelines.
More objection details added to the Take action page.
05/02/2007 - Tesco submit revised store application. plans
Planning ref. 20070217
03/10/2006 -The campaign reaches Downing St.
For the last 11 years Sheringham has been fighting to prevent a Tesco supermarket being built on the edge of the Town Centre. Despite North Norfolk District Councillors previously voting 20-0 to reject the application Tesco appealed and whilst waiting for the Inquiry to be started the councillors collapsed under the legal restrictions imposed by and the financial might wielded by Tesco and indicated that they would finally back an application by 10 votes to 2 : scared that to oppose it would land the council with a huge financial cost. A previous quote from John Sweeney , former North Norfolk District Council Leader, stated that " they [Tesco] are too big and powerful for us. If we try and deny them they will appeal, and we cannot afford to fight a planning appeal and lose. If they got costs it would bankrupt us."
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