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Halstead: Businesses back rebuffed supermarket plan
2:00pm Friday 1st February 2013 in News
Businesses have given their backing to a supermarket giant’s stalling plans to move into Halstead.
Tesco’s application for a large store on land off High Street, which it claimed would deliver 130 jobs, was refused by Braintree Council’s planning committee last week.
An independent retail assessment estimated that the convenience turnover of Halstead town centre would drop by 29.3 per cent if Tesco’s proposed store was developed.
However, a number of traders have now said a town centre supermarket is vital for the survival of the town’s smaller businesses.
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