This was in Saturdays Herald Express Councillors defer decision on 'tweaked' store plans TEIGNBRIDGE councillors have deferred a plan seeking approval to 'tweak' proposals for a Dawlish superstore. Sainsbury's asked the planners to defer considering a series of minor design changes to its proposed store at Shutterton. The plan was due to go to Teignbridge Council's development control committee on Monday but the application was put off after Sainsbury's solicitors made the request late last week. Planners had recommended approval for the revisions. Click here for more Sainsbury's wanted to move the building 17 metres further north, reduce the floorspace by 147 square metres and have 10 fewer car parking spaces. It has also submitted a revised layout for the petrol station and design changes to the store. Planning boss John Collier-Marsh said in his report: "This proposal is fundamentally the same as the committed scheme." The plan will go back to committee at a later date. The deferment comes just a few days before a public inquiry into Teignbridge Council's refusal of a plan by Tesco. Tesco has been fighting to establish its own store at Lady's Mile shortly after Sainsbury's won approval for its Shutterton plan. Tesco sought — and subsequently won — a judicial review against Teignbridge Council for throwing out its plan. It also lodged a planning appeal against the decision of refusal. Further wrangling saw Tesco postpone a public inquiry scheduled for May but has now asked the planning inspectorate to proceed with its appeal against refusal of its Lady's Mile superstore. The public inquiry will be heard over four days in Forde House's council chamber from Tuesday, October 12.
Anyone know what happened?
Proceedings were adjourned until December 20th
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