MORE THAN 100 objections were lodged against plans for a Tesco in Haworth’s Royal Oak pub, by the closing date last week.

Protesters continued posting their objections to the Bradford Council planning website until the day before last Thursday’s deadline.

Most of the 105 protesters live in Haworth, but there were also objections from Oxenhope, Bracken Bank, Utley, Stanbury and Cross Roads.

Bradford councillors are expected to discuss Tesco’s planning application on November 13 at the next regulatory and appeals committee meeting.

Supermarket giant Tesco announced its proposals to convert the Royal Oak, in Mill Hey, into a convenience store earlier this year.

The company’s initial application to install a cash machine on the premises was refused by Bradford planners last month, but the latest application would involve alterations to parts of the building.

Tesco believes the new convenience store would create up to 20 new jobs.

Haworth, Cross Roads and Stanbury Parish Council this month applied to have the Royal Oak declared Asset Capacity of Community Value, meaning the council would have the right to be consulted in the event of the building being sold off.