Halstead: Highways bosses oppose Tesco plans

Halstead Gazette: Residents opposed to the Tesco application at the site earmarked for development Residents opposed to the Tesco application at the site earmarked for development

Highways bosses have opposed Tesco’s plans for a supermarket off a busy high street, claiming the road layout was dangerous for drivers and pedestrians.

The retail giant was accused of ignoring advice given before it submitted plans for a store in The Centre, off Halstead High Street.

In a letter to Braintree Council, Keith Lawson, executive director for environment, sustainability and highways at Essex County Council, said: “It appears from information submitted with the planning application that much of the work previously identified in correspondence between the highway authority and Braintree Council and in pre-application discussion with the applicant has not been addressed.”

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