Out of Andover

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Tesco has been pulled as a potential occupier for an 850,000 sq ft warehouse at Goodman’s million sq ft scheme in Andover.

In a statement Goodman said it had terminated its contract with the retailer although Tesco has since said that any agreement it had had was finished earlier in the year.

A spokesperson added: “This decision further demonstrates Goodman’s commitment to the routeing agreement and restrictions which are considered necessary by Test Valley Borough Council to protect local roads.

“We are absolutely committed to delivering a high quality business park on our site and trust that the council will soon be able to grant a planning permission – a prerequisite to enable us to market the site and bring forward a development which has been waiting to happen for the past 20 years.

“Tesco, or any other prospective tenant that seeks to come to our site, will still have the opportunity to take up occupation if they are willing to comply with the planning conditions and legally binding S106 agreement linked to a planning consent.”

The application, which is now subject to the most stringent parameters, is set to go before planners at the beginning of this month (December).

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