Action has been taken
surrounding concerns over anti-social behaviour on a plot of land earmarked for a new Tesco store in Lakenheath.
According to Lakenheath Parish Council chairman David Gathercole, moves have been made by Forest Heath District Council under the Section 215 of the 1990 Town and Country Planning act, which gives planning authorities the power to enforce the proper maintenance of land, to force Tesco into tidying the High Street site.
“We had several people complain about fly tipping and other anti-social behaviour issues associated with the site,” said Mr Gathercole.
“This has hopefully now been addressed and acted on. Credit must go to Rona Burt and David Burkin for getting the attentions of Tesco and acting on residents concerns.”
Since receiving planning permission to build on the site, formerly occupied by Matthews Garden and Florist Centre back in 2011, the supermarket giant has continued to delay construction plans.
However, Mr Gathercole remains confident that the project will still go ahead.
“I have it on good authority that the store should be built in the next 12 to 18 months,” said Mr Gathercole. “If they don’t do anything in that time span we will keep on at them as the site is an eyesore.”