Secretary of State grants permission for 82,000 sq ft Margate seafront Tesco

The news is finally in. We’re disappointed that Secretary State, Eric Pickles has decided to approve the application for an 82,000 sq ft superstore on Margate seafront. This is after waiting 7 months following the public inquiry in November and a matter of weeks before a Judicial Review goes ahead challenging  the screening decision not to make the development subject to an Environmental Impact Assessment.

We’ll get to digesting the report and come back with our views later.

Here is the decision report

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