Tesco has been given the go-ahead for a trio of store extensions in the southwest of England.

The supermarket is adding 15,000 sq ft to its store in Wadebridge, where Tesco said plans for new stores drawn up by Morrisons and Sainsbury’s had both been turned down.

It is adding 14,000 sq ft to an outlet in Taunton and gained permission to grow its Axminster store after pledging to invest £60,000 toward a new bus service.

“It is now the right time to bring a range of improvements to the stores that will help maintain and enhance the vitality and trade in each of the town centres,” said a spokesman for the supermarket.

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