Newmarket: Tesco ditches plans for High Street store

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Tesco has confirmed it has ditched plans for a store in Newmarket High Street.

As reported in today’s Newmarket Journal there were doubts the Tesco Express planned for the former W H Smith premises would go ahead. It had been due to open for business this spring creating around 20 jobs.

But today a spokesman for the company said: “We have reviewed our proposals for the site on Newmarket High Street and made the difficult decision not to proceed with plans for a new store. We’re very grateful to everyone who supported our proposals and will continue to work hard to serve the local community from our other stores in the area.”

Work is still progressing on the company’s new superstore in Fordham Road on land next to its existing supermarket.