MAJOR plans for a Tesco superstore on the outskirts of Henley will be unveiled at an exhibition in
MAJOR plans for a Tesco superstore on the outskirts of Henley will be unveiled at an exhibition in the town hall this week. Tesco wants to build a 43,000 sq ft store with car parking for 430 cars on land at the Mill Lane Sports Centre, which is owned by the town council. Tesco entered into a reputed £4 million deal with the council in November after the land was advertised for development.
The draft Henley Local Plan has failed to tackle any of the problems faced by the town and could be a disaster if adopted for the next 10 years, say town councillors. They claim South Oxfordshire District Council missed the opportunity to put together a long-term workable plan and merely "rubber-stamped" a copy of the last 10-year plan. A special committee has been formed to consider spending £100,000 on having an alternative plan for Henley drawn up by town planning consultants.
Â A Henley bride of only six weeks heard last week that her husband has been posted to the Gulf. Michelle Dye, who is manageress of the Kriss Kross boutique in Duke Street, has not seen her husband, John, since the New Year when he returned to his army unit in Germany, just three days after their wedding at Henley register office.