A consultation has been launched on proposals to site a Tesco supermarket in Camelford. 

The supermarket giant has revealed that plans are being drawn up to build a supermarket on Victoria Road and says that around 100 jobs could be created. 

At present, there is a Co-op store in Camelford, while the nearest Tesco store is in Wadebridge. 

In literature sent to local stakeholders, Tesco has confirmed the news saying: “Tesco is holding a public consultation to share with local residents and businesses our plans for a new supermarket on land at Victoria Road in Camelford. 

“The events will give residents the opportunity to view more details of the plans, speak to the project team and ask any questions before we submit plans to Cornwall Council.” 

Consultation events will be held on Friday, July 14, between 2pm and 7.30pm at Camelford Methodist Church, on Saturday, July 15, between 10am and 2pm at Camelford Leisure Centre and on Tuesday, July 18, between 7pm and 8.30pm online at www.tesco -camelford-consultation.co.uk 

The supermarket giant has also revealed why it wants to build a store in Camelford, on land which had been previously granted planning permission in 2013 for a mixed use development, including a supermarket. 

Tesco said: “Camelford has a range of amenities, but residents need to travel to do a larger food shop: a 22-mile round trip to Wadebridge or a 27-mile round trip to Bodmin. 

“A new supermarket a few minutes’ walk from the town would benefit the town and its residents, providing more choice, reducing journeys on the roads and creating new jobs in the town. 

“This store would be a significant investment into the local economy and create around 100 jobs for the local community. 

“More details of our proposals will be available to view at our consultation events, and on our website from July 17. 

“Members of the project team look forward to meeting with you and talking you through the details of the proposals before an application is submitted to Cornwall Council.”