Ninety-six people completed the survey. Seventy-three people said a new entrance would make it easier for them, whereas 20 said it would not. Eighty-three said it would benefit Tesco, and nine people said it would not.

Thirty one respondents said they use Tesco every day, 49 said they use weekly, eight said monthly, and five said never.

Councillors now want to ask Warwickshire County Council to spend some money provided by developers for improvements to the town on putting in the slip road, with Tesco also putting forward a contribution.

It’s unknown at this stage how much it would cost.

Mr Parker has handed the petition on to Tesco’s planning team.

This Friday, a major summit is being held on Stratford’s problems. Read more here.