Clegg backs Tesco protest campaign

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Nick Clegg has thrown his weight behind the campaign against a third attempt by Tesco to open a store on the site of the old Parkhead garage off Ecclesall Road South.

“Having talked to local residents, it’s clear that they still feel this development is inappropriate,” he said.

“The area is already well served by supermarkets, so I can understand concerns over how it would affect existing businesses, and in particular the local Post Office counter.”

Tesco has revised its plans for an Express store to try to overcome traffic concerns after twice being turned down by the council for the site near Abbey Lane.