Supermarket giants battle it out in Whitchurch.

Two weeks after Sainsbury's announced plans for a store off London Road in Whitchurch, Shropshire, Tesco have revealed plans to expand its current operation in the town by creating a new store and petrol station at Edgeley Park. 

Business and civic leaders in Whitchurch have spoken of their mixed feelings towards the proposals, commenting that it could stop people going elsewhere for their shopping, but could also have a damaging effect on shops in the High Street.

Councillor Alan Chesters, Mayor of Whitchurch, said: 'I think a new Sainsbury's store is very good news as I think it will rejuvenate that end of town.  I have more concern over the Tesco plans because it involves a big move from the town centre to go out of town and think there will be some consequences.'

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