Planning permission that was expected to be granted earlier this month for a new Tesco store in Beeston has been stalled after council officials said they needed more time to think the matter through properly.
As reported in the leeds citizen, the supermarket giant’s application to build the store at the junction of Moorhouse Avenue and Old Lane was supposed to have been discussed on Thursday 8th September at a meeting of Leeds City Council’s Plans Panel (East).
The Chief Planning Officer had recommended that the application be granted, so it was expected that the supermarket would get the go-ahead despite a vehement objection from a rival supermarket chain which claimed the Council’s own research indicated the store was not needed.
It now turns out that the new store never got discussed at the meeting.
“The application was withdrawn from the agenda as a further representation had been submitted which raised points which Officers wanted to consider properly and not in the short time available to do so,” council official Angela Bloor told the leeds citizen today. “A further report will be presented to Panel in due course”.
Minutes of the 8th September meeting have not yet been posted on the Council’s website. The next meeting of the Panel is on 6th October.
We’ll keep you posted.