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Revamp planned for store - again
Tesco says the new store would provide more choice
A controversial planning application on the redevelopment of a supermarket and town centre in South Gloucestershire will be submitted in the coming weeks.

The proposed revamp of the existing Tesco in Bradley Stoke would boost the store's size and help create a centre for the sprawling housing estate.

The supermarket applied for permission to redevelop the store two years ago.

Some residents complained about this application, which is undecided but still current, says the council.

'Devil in detail'

A Tesco spokeswoman told BBC News: "We want to create a town centre in Bradley Stoke and offer more choice.

"The new store would have 80,000 square feet of space for other retailers."

It was a condition of the original land sale to Tesco that the company develop a centre to the estate.

Their 2003 application included a Tesco Express, moving the petrol station, nine new shops, a bus interchange, parking for 1,000 cars and a town square, and would have created 450 jobs, said Tesco.

Councillor Jon Williams said: "The original plan was awful.

"But Tesco gave a presentation to residents in November last year where they produced a plan showing blocks of colour which represented potential buildings.

"This overall impression was favourable because the main building had moved and the site was more balanced.

"However, the devil is in the detail and until a planning application is actually made I and others are unable to say whether we are in favour or against the new proposals."

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