Tesco in The Street

Tesco were granted planning permission (on appeal) for a new store on the vacant land in The Street over a year ago, but so far there has been no sign of construction work and despite the best efforts of ourselves and Ashtead Residents Association it has not proved possible to ascertain Tesco’s intentions.

However recently heavy machinery has been seen on the site including drilling equipment. It appears that testing of the subsoil for pollution is being carried out (understandably as it was previously a garage workshop and filling station) and this would be a necessary prerequisite for detailed planning and design work.

So we can perhaps conclude that construction work may commence before much longer.