Wholesaler Parfetts is growing increasingly frustrated by the slow progress of its complaint to Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council about extended planning consent for a local Tesco Extra store.
The company wrote to the council in February, pointing out that the 119,500 sq ft Portwood store had exceeded its original planning application by 18,000 sq ft. Parfetts also fears the negative effect the store may have on local retailers.
The council required Tesco to submit a retrospective planning application for the building. The multiple agreed, but a council spokesman said it was still awaiting the new application.
Meanwhile, Steve Parfett, MD of Parfetts, said he was furious that the supermarket was being allowed to continue to trade unchecked.
“It is just outrageous that they’re as glib about it as they actually are,” he said.
“If this were any retailer other than Tesco, they would not be allowed to get away with this.”
A spokesman for Tesco said the store would continue to trade until it heard otherwise from the council.