Heswall Tesco petrol plan sparks opposition

Plans by Tesco for a 24-hour petrol station at their Heswall store have led to opposition from residents and local councillors.

The store giant, which last year saw sales hit £28 billion, wants to turn part of the car park at the Telegraph Road store into a four-pump petrol station.

Councillor Andrew Hodson said: "This not the first time Tesco has tried to build a petrol station in their car park, but we have been successful in having it refused each time.

“If allowed the plans for a twenty four hour station would have a negative affect on the elderly residents who live in close proximity in Dale Court.”

“It would also have an adverse affect on an already busy main road and traffic junction."

“When first built, Tesco, under their planning conditions, had to provide an agreed number of car parking spaces, these would be eroded. Also, at present the store is not allowed twenty four hour deliveries, this would also break their terms of the planning agreement.

“While we want the store to prosper, we do not want this at the detriment of local residents.”

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