Grocer could be forced to demolish Bury St Edmunds extension

Councillors have refused to grant Tesco back-dated approval for a store extension that was built without planning permission.

Bury St Edmunds council could now force the UK's biggest grocer to knock down the extension. A Tesco spokesman said: “The intention was never to go ahead and do this without permission. We consulted with council officers throughout. We will now work with the council to come up with a solution.”

Last year, the supermarket chain was forced to seek retrospective approval after it was revealed that its new store in Stockport was 20 per cent larger than originally planned. And it has recently had to seek backdated permission for wind turbines on some of its stores.