New Tesco store on corner of Bovingdon High Street is a step closer

The proposed site of a Tesco and eight flats on the corner of Chesham Road and High Street, Bovingdon.

The proposed site of a Tesco and eight flats on the corner of Chesham Road and High Street, Bovingdon.

First published in News Watford Observer: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

A supermarket aims to start work on a Bovingdon site in the coming months, four years after it was granted planning permission.

Tesco won planning permission for a store and eight flats on the corner of Bovingdon High Street and Chesham Road in 2010, but building work still hasn’t begun.

The company has applied for more time to create the express store.

The extension should be signed off by Dacorum Borough Council once a Section 106 agreement has been settled - which defines how much Tesco will pay towards local ammenities such as schools, roads and parks - and a two year limit to implement the scheme is agreed.

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6:30pm Thu 16 Jan 14

bigmeuprudeboy says...

Feel a bit sorry for the local butcher across the road but the co-op store in Bovy is the worst shop iv ever been in, no room to move and rubbish limited product lines.
Feel a bit sorry for the local butcher across the road but the co-op store in Bovy is the worst shop iv ever been in, no room to move and rubbish limited product lines. bigmeuprudeboy
  • Score: 6

10:05pm Thu 16 Jan 14

mile high ron says...

Shame on Tesco for taking so long to redevelop this site & leaving this gateway to the village looking so awful!
Shame on Tesco for taking so long to redevelop this site & leaving this gateway to the village looking so awful! mile high ron
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8:29am Fri 17 Jan 14

ralphinator1 says...

mile high ron wrote:
Shame on Tesco for taking so long to redevelop this site & leaving this gateway to the village looking so awful!
Too right. Boycott the new store, if they ever get round to building it; it was forced through by a patsy of a planning inspector in the first place, against the strong opposition of residents. Tesco stinks.
[quote][p][bold]mile high ron[/bold] wrote: Shame on Tesco for taking so long to redevelop this site & leaving this gateway to the village looking so awful![/p][/quote]Too right. Boycott the new store, if they ever get round to building it; it was forced through by a patsy of a planning inspector in the first place, against the strong opposition of residents. Tesco stinks. ralphinator1
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10:06am Fri 17 Jan 14

garston tony says...

ralphinator1 wrote:
mile high ron wrote: Shame on Tesco for taking so long to redevelop this site & leaving this gateway to the village looking so awful!
Too right. Boycott the new store, if they ever get round to building it; it was forced through by a patsy of a planning inspector in the first place, against the strong opposition of residents. Tesco stinks.
The strong opposition of residents who no doubt will be flocking to use it once it does open
[quote][p][bold]ralphinator1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mile high ron[/bold] wrote: Shame on Tesco for taking so long to redevelop this site & leaving this gateway to the village looking so awful![/p][/quote]Too right. Boycott the new store, if they ever get round to building it; it was forced through by a patsy of a planning inspector in the first place, against the strong opposition of residents. Tesco stinks.[/p][/quote]The strong opposition of residents who no doubt will be flocking to use it once it does open garston tony
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11:53am Fri 17 Jan 14

fenton1972 says...

thing is they decide where to put stores purely from clubcard data, so there must be a large number of clubcard holders in bovingdon, and as ralphinator says, im sure people who opposed the store will appreciate the store being open 7 days a week 6am till late.

get a grip, its your clubcard that helped them decide where to put a store
thing is they decide where to put stores purely from clubcard data, so there must be a large number of clubcard holders in bovingdon, and as ralphinator says, im sure people who opposed the store will appreciate the store being open 7 days a week 6am till late. get a grip, its your clubcard that helped them decide where to put a store fenton1972
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1:48pm Fri 17 Jan 14

ralphinator1 says...

Yes, but it's an express store, so villagers will still visit superstores for bulk shopping, Tesco or otherwise; more likely Aldi now.
The village has two express stores already (accepting that Co-op is cramped) plus a number of specialist stores and really doesn't need Tesco.
Yes, but it's an express store, so villagers will still visit superstores for bulk shopping, Tesco or otherwise; more likely Aldi now. The village has two express stores already (accepting that Co-op is cramped) plus a number of specialist stores and really doesn't need Tesco. ralphinator1
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2:08pm Sun 19 Jan 14

LSC says...

On the bright side, if it makes some money perhaps Tesco could start paying proper taxes in the UK.
On the bright side, if it makes some money perhaps Tesco could start paying proper taxes in the UK. LSC
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