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Tesco 'town' plans for Bromley-by-Bow approved

PUBLISHED: 19:00 27 May 2010 | UPDATED: 16:05 05 October 2010

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PLANNING permission for a new Tesco town at Bromley-by-Bow was granted by the London Thames Gateway Development Corporation last night (Wednesday). The plans will have to be rubber stamped by Mayor of London Boris Johnson but the development, which will

PLANNING permission for a new Tesco 'town' at Bromley-by-Bow was granted by the London Thames Gateway Development Corporation last night (Wednesday).

The plans will have to be rubber stamped by Mayor of London Boris Johnson but the development, which will have 454 new homes, a new supermarket, a new district centre with 17 shops, a library, primary school, hotel, car park and a riverside park, has taken a leap towards realisation.

Tesco, which plans to demolish the existing supermarket on the site between the A12 Blackwall Tunnel Aprroach Road and the River Lea, hopes to have the new development completed in two years' time.

Michael Kissman, corporate affairs manager at Tesco, said: "The proposals have been welcomed locally because of the physical regeneration, the creation of new homes and facilities such as the Idea Store, school and riverside park and benefits such as job creation and safer connections.

"We see our work with the Development Corporation in Bromley-by-Bow as an opportunity to help and transform the local community.

"Tesco wants to offer 50 per cent of the new jobs created in our store to local people who have been unemployed for more than 6 months.

"As well as the employment benefits we will also offer training both within the company and in partnership with local organisations.

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