Tesco deal signed off

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A NEW supermarket for Lakenheath has moved a step nearer after a key agreement was sealed.

Tesco expects to create 150 jobs at a new store on the site of Matthews Nursery in High Street.

On February 7, Forest Heath District Council confirmed that a Section 106 agreement, outlining payments worth more than £300,000 from Tesco to local stakeholders including Suffolk County Council, had been signed off.

The money will pay for schemes including bus stop improvements, street furniture and a traffic management review.

Planning permission for the 2,000sqm site was approved by the council’s planning committee last year but negotiations have been ongoing.