TESCO’S plans to open a convenience store at the former Queen’s Arms pub in Goring will be decided next week.
The supermarket chain wants to expand the premises to include a 2,830 sq ft shop floor with cold storage and a service yard plus 14 parking bays.
It has consent for “minor works” like signage but the extension needs full planning permission from South Oxfordshire District Council.
Opponents say it is dangerous location for a store and delivery lorries would park at the roadside, creating a hazard. Goring Parish Council has recommended Tesco’s application is refused.
The company denies the claims and says it is confident the Express store would be popular.
Planning officers have recommended approval, saying the shop would not significantly harm existing businesses.
The planning committee will meet at Didcot civic hall on Wednesday from 6pm.