Steve McCabe MP gets answers from Tesco over Stirchley store

Steve McCabe, MP for Birmingham Selly Oak, has been in touch with Tesco regarding progress on the proposed Stirchley store following revelations that the opening has been delayed until 2017.

 

Tesco representatives have told Steve they have still not acquired all the land needed to start demolition work on the site and there are still outstanding Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO) issues. They say that once these have been resolved they will publish a timetable for when work is expected to start and when they hope the store will open.

 

Steve McCabe MP said:

“It is extremely disappointing to hear of further delays in the planned opening of this store in Stirchley. It is my understanding that the delays have been caused by problems with the CPO and Tesco acquiring all the land they need to start building and these are matters that are largely in the hands of lawyers. 

 

“I have agreed with Tesco that once there is a timetable in place they will attend a meeting with my constituents so that they can hear first-hand what is happening and have their questions answered.I share the frustration of local people about the delays and Tesco need to be very aware of how much the delays are eating into any good will they have locally. This project has been a legal minefield from day one and it appears the most recent delays are largely not of Tesco's making”

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