Tesco’s planning application for a new store in Beeston has been further delayed. The application was supposed to have been discussed at a meeting of Leeds Council’s Plans Panel (East) in early September, but now won’t be heard till November at the earliest.
The application never got discussed in September after a further objection had been received from “a retail competitor” and council officials said they needed more time to think the matter through properly. Now it hasn’t made it on to the agenda of next week’s October meeting of the Panel.
Ahead of the September meeting, the Co-op had raised a vehement objection to the Tesco store, claiming that the Council’s own research indicated there was no need for a new food retail outlet in the area.