Tesco ‘no longer part’ of Buxton’s £35m Station Road retail development

The former Buxton Water site
The former Buxton Water site

Supermarket chain Tesco has confirmed it will not be involved in the £35 million redevelopment of the former Buxton Mineral Water site.

The plans for the Station Road site include a supermarket, hotel and restaurants and the scheme will create over 300 jobs, planning documents state.

But Tesco, who have announced plans to close 43 stores across the country, will not be operating the supermarket, it has been confirmed.

Tesco spokesperson Mark Thomas said: “We had held discussions about this opportunity in the past but are no longer part of the scheme.

“Our Express store on London Road continues to serve the community in Buxton.”

At the end of 2010, it was announced that Tesco had plans for a new superstore on Station Road in Buxton. The application caused controversy in the town and led to opposing campaign groups Yes to Tesco and No to Tesco being formed.

The application was submitted to High Peak Borough Council before being withdrawn in December 2011.

The new proposals for the Station Road site, put forward by Cheshire-based Consolidated Property Group (CPG), who have been appointed by site owners Nestle, will be decided by the council on March 16.

CPG have previously said no decision on the supermarket operator would be taken until the scheme’s future has been decided.