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Green light for Tesco development
The existing Tesco at Bradley Stoke
Building should start in 2007
Plans for a new Tesco store in South Gloucestershire have been given the final go-ahead after the government decided not to call them in.

Tesco wants to redevelop its existing store in Bradley Stoke at the centre of the housing estate.

The plans have already been approved by South Gloucestershire Council and now the Government Office for the South West has said it will not intervene.

Building work is scheduled to begin in spring 2007.

A new Tesco and other shops will be built first on the site, after which the existing store will be demolished.

The approval from South Gloucestershire Council comes with conditions, including one that delivery times can only be between 0800 and 2000.

There will also be a review of noise levels around the site after six months of its installation.

A taxi rank is to be provided by the company, which has also pledged 250,000 to run new buses into the site.

The company initially applied for permission to redevelop the store in 2003.

Many local residents, and rival Morrisons, have since complained.

The Government Office for the South West said it did not intervene as there was no conflict between the plans and regional or national planning policy.

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