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Tesco must install barriers at new store site

Tesco must install barriers at new store site
Retail giant Tesco will be allowed to open a new store in a Suffolk village – but only if it installs parking barriers to block the site off at night.

According to, Tesco will create dozens of jobs when the store in Lakenheath opens.

Forest Heath District Council approved the supermarket's plans with the condition it puts barriers on the site to combat anti-social behaviour.

The shop will be built on the site of a former nursery, with the addition of a car park and a planned residential development.

"We're delighted councillors supported our plans for a new store in Lakenheath," Michael Kissman, corporate affairs manager for Tesco, was quoted by the newspaper as saying.

"We're really pleased because following public consultation people told us how much they wanted the store and how it will make their shopping experience more convenient and save them from travelling elsewhere."

There were some objections to the proposal as there are already nine Tesco stores within 16 miles of the proposed site.

In November, a Tesco development in Welling, Kent, installed sound proof fencing to reduce noise pollution.ADNFCR-3337-ID-800319555-ADNFCR

Date: 31/12/2010 15:52:27

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