Supermarket to announce store changes

Artist's impression of Tesco store
Artist's impression of Tesco store

TESCO are expected to announce changes to their initial proposals for a supermarket off Dean Road imminently.

The supermarket giant say the alterations have come about as a result of discussions with residents during consultation exercises, which began last year.

Tesco have also spoken to Scarborough’s Urban Space Group, which has submitted its suggestions on ways in which the plans could be improved.

Tesco say their architects have been looking at the design and landscaping of the site, as well as how the store will work for users of the finished development.

Deborah Hayeems, corporate affairs manager for Tesco, said: “We have listened to lots of different views and garnered a lot of feedback since we launched the plans.

“The proposals are evolving as a result so that we can provide the best plans for Scarborough and offer the most benefits to the town.”

She added: “Discussions are ongoing with the Urban Space Group, residents and many other organisations to incorporate as many suggestions as possible.

“We are all trying to deliver the best scheme possible so we genuinely welcome this feedback which will allow us to improve the plans.”

A spokesperson for Tesco said that when the changes are announced publicly they will be put on show for the Scarborough public to view.

The Urban Space Group presented their suggestions for the plans at a consultation event which was held at Scarborough Library in February, which Tesco representatives also attended.

The group’s chairman Nick Hart said: “Dean Road is an extremely contentious issue.

“We have tried throughout to offer an intelligent, balanced, but when necessary, critical commentary on the site’s design, layout and relationship to the surrounding urban fabric of Scarborough.”