Amble Tesco store plans to create 150 jobs

PLANS for a supermarket at a Northumberland seaside town have been given the go-ahead.

How the new Tesco in Amble will look

PLANS for a supermarket at a Northumberland seaside town have been given the go-ahead.

The Duke of Northumberland’s estates and Tesco’s planning application for an ecostore at Amble was approved by Northumberland County Council on Thursday night.

The development will see a 30,000sqft store with 200-space car park on land north of Queen Street, and a new access road.

Tesco says the supermarket will create 150 full and part-time jobs.

The partners’ application was for reserved matters, with outline permission already having been given.

Residents had submitted letters of objection to the council, while concerns were also voiced by Amble Town Council.

But the council’s North area planning committee was recommended to approve. A further application, which sought amendments to the layout and position of the supermarket, was also supported by officers.

Members voted unanimously in favour of both bids at their meeting.

The estates welcomed the decision and said the store would be “the largest investment in the town for many years.”

Objector Roger Armsden said the council was “not prepared to listen to the concerns of local residents.”

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