New Tesco store in Newtown to open after delay

    New Tesco store in Newtown to open after delay

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    is finally expected to open a new store in Powys after facing a legal threat from a council.

    The supermarket in Newtown had been due to open before Christmas, but road works on the site were not finished.

    Powys council threatened the company with a court injunction and it decided to delay its launch, apologising for any inconvenience.

    A banner at the entrance to the new store, which is creating 259 jobs, says it will now open on 22 February.

    Powys council had threatened Tesco with a court injunction in December if it failed to complete “legally agreed” road works before opening.

    Plans for the new store have been dogged by controversy.

    Proposals in Newtown were on hold for nearly two years after the Welsh Assembly Government received a request to call in the application.

    Tesco is planning to open four other stores in Powys at , Ystradgynlais, Machynlleth and Llandrindod Wells.

    Source: BBC