TESCO has been given the go-ahead to open a new shop in Goring.
South Oxfordshire District Council has granted full planning permission for the supermarket chain to convert the former Queen’s Arms pub into an Express convenience store.
Opponents had argued the site in Reading Road, at the junction with Gatehampton Road and Wallingford Road, was unsafe because of narrow pavements leading up to it.
They also claimed he company would send large delivery lorries and these would stop at the roadside, blocking views of the junction and causing traffic jams, but the company denied this.
At a meeting last night (Wednesday,) the council’s planning committee sided with their officers’ recommendations to approve the scheme.
Tesco bought the former Greene King premises in late 2013 and already had permission for “minor works” such as signage.
The new branch will have a 2,830 sq ft shop floor with a service yard and chiller storage to the rear as well as 14 car parking places.
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