Plans to replace a popular pub with a supermarket received a positive response when they went on show to the public, according to the developer.
Asda wants to knock down the Woodstock pub in North Cheam and replace it with a mini-supermarket.
The plans have met objection from some locals who have formed a campaign group calling for the pub to be saved.
But Asda has said it received good feedback when it held an exhibition of the plans in Morden last week, although it has said it will make changes to its ideas before submitting a planning application.
Asda spokesman Philip Bartram said: "We'd like to thank all of the local residents who took the time to attend the public exhibition on Thursday.
"We are really encouraged by the extremely positive response our plans received from the 120-plus attendees.
"There were some specific comments about the proposals we want to look at in more detail with a view to making changes, before we submit a planning application."
Campaign group Save the Woodstock fears the plans will take away a local amenity in the pub and cause harm to retailers in the area.