BREAKING NEWS: Tesco pulls out of opening new Bridlington store

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PLANS for the multi-million-pound redevelopment of Bridlington could now be in doubt after supermarket giant Tesco confirmed they would not be building a new store in the town.

The chain were set to move from their Station Approach location to a neighbouring site on the coach park in Hilderthorpe Road, freeing up the existing base to become part of the Area Action Plan’s landmark retail development, the Burlington Parade.

A Tesco spokesman confirmed: “Following careful consideration, we have decided not to build a replacement for our existing store.

“We understand some local people will be disappointed and wanted to see the replacement Tesco store come forward. Our store in Bridlington remains exceptionally popular with local customers and we remain proud to serve the local community.”

Following an 18-month public inquiry last year, Government planning inspector Sian Worden approved the AAP - but told the council that they could not develop the west end of the harbour following concerns it would harm the town’s shellfishing industry.

For more on this story, see this Thursday’s Bridlington Free Press.