Rt Hon Lord Lilley

    Peter Lilley, MP for Hitchin and Harpenden, has warmly welcomed plans to establish a Tesco Express in Wheathampstead High Street.

    He said: “I and Cllr Gill Clark have been in touch with Tesco for some time about this proposal and we are delighted that they have now told us they expect to be going ahead. Wheathampstead needs a range of shops to make the High Street attractive and vibrant.

    “I know there is great local support for this development. Anything which keeps business within the village has got to be a good thing.

    “Tesco tell us that they are planning to develop the existing One Stop shop, and to extend the operation into the building next door. The business there would be relocated to the first floor premises above the new shop.”

    “I understand that Tesco will be applying for permission to change the use of the next door building in the near future.”