PLANS to build a Tesco supermarket on the former Master Brewer hotel site have resurfaced.
Spenhill, the regeneration arm of Tesco, is working on the plans for the land on the corner of Long Lane and Freezeland Way, Hillingdon.
The site has been vacant since 2007, when the pub and hotel were demolished.
Tesco submitted planning applications for a superstore and 205 flats in 2004 and 2005, which were rejected after vigorous opposition from residents of Hillingdon and Ickenham. Tesco took the matter to a public inquiry in 2007 but lost.
Now a public consultation is under way on plans for a store, 142 homes and a new hotel.
A drop-in event hosted by Spenhill will be held at Hillingdon Park Baptist Church, in Hercies Road, from 2pm to 8pm tomorrow (Thursday).
Spenhill estimates the store would provide about 200 jobs.
Its corporate affairs manager, Jonathan Simpson, said in a statement: "Spenhill very much wants to work with the community to bring this vacant land back into use and create significant investment into new homes and jobs.
"The scheme we are developing is substantially different from the previous applications that have been submitted. We have reduced the scale of the development and the size of the store.
"We want to talk to local residents and traders to discuss how we can contribute to improving north Hillingdon and attracting people to shop and spend time in the local centre."
Constance Evans, chairwoman of Oak Farm Residents' Association, said: "I don't like to see that site as it is, but all the plans they have put forward would have exacerbated the gridlock we get at Long Lane, at Hillingdon Circus and in Ickenham.
"I hope Tesco are open to all our concerns, with traffic, opening hours, deliveries. We also felt previously the housing was very badly planned; there was nowhere for children to play.
"Now is the time for us to meet with them and listen to what they have to say - and for them to listen to us.
"We don't want to lose our small shops - they are the lifeblood of our community."
Tesco is involved in a separate wrangle in Harefield regarding its plans for a TescoExpress store there. Work on its new Yiewsley superstore, off Cowley Road, is well advanced.
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