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Disappointment and anger as Tesco scraps store plan

The leader of Wolverhampton City Council has described Tesco's announcement today (Thursday 8 January, 2015) that it is decided not to proceed with a planned store at the former Royal Hospital site as "extremely disappointing" news for the city.

The council was informed of the decision by Tesco CEO Dave Lewis this morning.

Councillor Roger Lawrence, Leader of Wolverhampton City Council, said: "We are extremely disappointed and angered by the decision of Tesco not to proceed with the Royal Hospital development, particularly given their long standing commitment to invest in the city.

"The council has done everything in its power to support Tesco to proceed with their plans, and I and senior council officers will now be seeking urgent discussion with Tesco about how to take forward the development of this key gateway site."

  • released: Thursday 8 January, 2015