Excellent result in Tesco campaign!

Tesco has announced that it no longer wishes to build a supermarket on the large site at Tolworth. Instead it will submit plans for housing for the whole site.

This is a major victory for us all, with the threat of a huge supermarket by Tolworth roundabout now permanently gone. It's been a ten year campaign to persuade Tesco and I want to pay particular tribute to the local Liberal Democrat councillors who led this battle so intelligently and with such determination.

After our other recent victory on Surbiton's filter beds it proves that dogged campaigning by local people can stop large firms and developers from dictating what happens in our community. For those of us who plugged away for years when others stood aside, this is a double celebration.

For the full history of the campaign since 2002 see the Every Little Hurts website.