DEVELOPERS involved with the plans to build a Morrisons supermarket and up to 200 homes on a vacant site at Hillingdon circus have objected to proposals to build a rival store on land opposite.
Bride Hall has sent a letter to Hillingdon Council opposing plans for a Tesco supermarket on the old Master Brewer site off Freezeland Way.
It claims the application, for a store, hotel and about 50 homes, is flawed and breaks national and local planning policies.
The letter claims that the Tesco site does not have the same ease of access as its rivals, has poor public transport links and lacks affordable housing.
It adds: “There are a number of fundamental flaws in the supporting information accompanying the application and, in our view, the council cannot adequately consider various aspects of the proposals without these being addressed.
“We consider that the council must refuse the applications both on policy grounds and on the basis of inadequate supporting information.”
Tony Fletcher, corporate affairs manager at Tesco, branded the objection “mischief making.”
He said: “It is always frustrating to receive any objection but we are confident that we have the right application that will offer a lot to the community.
“We believe we have answers to everything they raise in their letter.”
The Morrisons plans include a 36,000 sq ft store, 200 homes, community buildings and the possibility of improved access to Hillingdon Tube station.
Meanwhile Tesco has applied to build a 35,000 sq ft store with an 84 bedroom hotel and 53 homes.
Concerns have been raised by some residents about the extra traffic one or two supermarkets would create but both sets of developers say they have carried out thorough traffic impact assessments.
While Morrisons are still drawing up their plans, a decision on Tesco is expected to be made in the New Year.