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Morrisons breaches planning law

17 June, 2010

A Morrisons forecourt store in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, has been caught breaking planning law by selling

non-food items without permission.

Under the terms of its planning permission – granted in 1993 when it was a Safeway store – the shop in Ashchurch Road can only sell food and petrol from the forecourt.

Morrisons has now lodged an application for a “variation of a condition following grant of planning permission”. The superstore chain said the current status prevents “the sale of non food convenience goods and comparison goods of a type now normally sold by modern supermarkets and superstores and resulted in a poorer quality of shopping service”.