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200 attend Tesco exhibition on new Tattershall store

By This is Lincolnshire  |  Posted: March 11, 2009

  • Finding out more: Paula Lee gets information from Joe Dixon from public relations company DLA Piper working on behalf of Tesco. (Picture John Aron)

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NEARLY 200 people attended a public exhibition on Monday to find out more information about a proposed new Tesco store in Tattershall.

Members of the public and local businesses were invited to Tattershall Village Hall to take a look at the plans and complete a feedback form for consideration.

Tesco has not yet submitted a planning application to turn the existing coach works site on Blacksmiths Corner into a foodstore and is waiting to consult with residents first.

The proposed store would cover 11,000 square feet making it slightly larger than the Tesco already in Horncastle.

Parking would be provided for 110 cars including disabled and family spaces.

The store would sell predominantly food items and Tesco is looking into building a separate cafe on the current paint shop shed site of the coach works.

Corporate affairs manager Nick Gellatly said: "There was a great turn out on the day and there seemed to be a lot of support for the idea.

"At this point we are still collating the feedback forms which will give us a better idea of what people think and will allow us to see what the key issues surrounding the proposals are."

Opening times at the Tattershall store would most likely be early to late but are not planned to be 24 hour.

"We have had requests for deli and bakery counters as well as a public toilet provision, all of which we are looking into," added Nick.

He continued: "The design of the store is proposed to blend in with existing buildings and we are interested in taking into account suggestions from residents which is why the feedback forms are so important."

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    Mike Hill, Coningsby  |  March 12 2009, 10:01AM

    So here we go again, Tesco asking the public what they want, what a joke! I attended the exhibition on Monday and the overall view I gathered was one of disgust that tesco,s arrogance was once again to the fore that no matter what anybody says we will build this store and completely ruin a lovely little village which is very well catered for in the way of supermarkets and even more importantly many other small businesses which make up a thriving community. I only hope that Tattershall and Coningsby will tell them in no uncertain terms where to go and that includes the Councils both parish and district. I say to the residents of both village and town, let them in at your peril and watch your community die. Always remember, THINK NOT WHAT TESCO CAN DO FOR YOU BUT WHAT YOU CAN DO FOR TESCO!!! Always bear this in mind they want to OWN you BODY and SOUL. Your sincerely Mike Hill