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More than 100 housesholds vow to boycott new Tesco

More than 100 housesholds vow to boycott new Tesco

Lucy Golding

More than 100 housesholds vow to boycott new Tesco

More than 130 households are planning to boycott Tesco Express when it opens in Furze Platt, according to a survey carried out by opponents to the store.

Furze Platt Action Group (FPAG) distributed the questionnaire in light of the new store which is being built in what was once The Golden Harp pub building in Furze Platt Road.

Building work has been going on at the site in Maidenhead but the company has not released an opening date.

A total of 166 of the 600 houses who received the survey returned it to the FPAG, the majority of which live in Courthouse Road, Furze Platt Road, Linden Avenue and Oaken Grove.

Results also revealed that 94 per cent of the people that completed it are concerned about the increase in traffic and 91 per cent want loading restrictions and yellow lines implemented around the site.

FPAG began campaigning in 2012 to prevent The Golden Harp from being turned into a Tesco Express, with measures including protests, petitions and submissions to the planning inspector.

The results of the survey have been passed on the Royal Borough.

Visit here for the full survey results.


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