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Residents object to new Tesco store in Sutton-at-Hone
THIRTY-NINE Sutton-at-Hone residents have submitted objections against the opening of a new Tesco store in the village.
Dartford Council’s development control board will discuss proposed changes to Greyhound pub, in Main Road, put forward by the supermarket giant at a meeting next Thursday (September 4).
However, the recommendation from the council is the application is refused.
The new store, which will include an on-site bakery, will be open between 6am and 11pm, seven days a week.
Ten car parking spaces are also planned for the new store, but residents have lodged a list of objections with the council.
These include arguments Sutton-at-Hone does not need a Tesco store, the 10 parking spaces are inadequate and deliveries to the store will be noisy.
In a report, Dartford Council’s development control board officer Sonia Bunn justifies the recommended refusal by saying the size of the shop requires at least 22 parking spaces.
Ms Bunn writes: “I consider the proposed extension and the subsequent use of the property as a retail shop is an over-intensified use of the site which will result in unacceptable disturbance and inconvenience to local residents and a change to the character of the village.”a
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