New Sainsbury's store would create 150 jobs

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SUPERMARKET giant Sainsbury’s is planning on opening a store and creating 150 new jobs in Moreton.

The proposals, unveiled this morning, include a small supermarket and a petrol station on land to the south of Fosseway Avenue, next to the A429.

Before submitting a planning application to Cotswold District Council, Sainsbury’s will be consulting with local groups and representatives on the store’s design and how it could complement the town centre.

Ben Littman, regional development executive for Sainsbury’s, said: “Moreton is an important market town in the Cotswolds with a rich local history.

“Sainsbury’s has experience of building stores that successfully complement historic towns and we find that local people have the best ideas on how we can work together.

“This is why we are talking to people early to get their views and inform the plans.

Our recent survey showed 80 per cent of local people currently leave the town to do their main weekly food shop, so we believe that a Sainsbury’s can keep those people shopping in Moreton.

“This would directly support jobs in Moreton and could encourage more linked shopping trips to the town centre.”

Over the coming months, the chain plans to work with local residents, community groups, businesses and elected representatives as part of the consultation while a public exhibition is planned for early in the New Year.

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6:20am Thu 20 Dec 12

Inferiorpoet says...

Is this a hoax? No it's not April... To build a supermarket in a town where we already have one plus a Tesco and Co-op PLUS have another 5 miles up the hill in Stow? On Green belt land which is needed to absorb rainfall in an area prone to flooding! It smacks of the fact that they were denied planning in Chippie and are now chancing their arm in Moreton. Not a chance!!!!
Is this a hoax? No it's not April... To build a supermarket in a town where we already have one plus a Tesco and Co-op PLUS have another 5 miles up the hill in Stow? On Green belt land which is needed to absorb rainfall in an area prone to flooding! It smacks of the fact that they were denied planning in Chippie and are now chancing their arm in Moreton. Not a chance!!!! Inferiorpoet
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3:26pm Sat 22 Dec 12

inthemarsh says...

Brilliant news, I’ve lived here for nearly 60 years and I have to travel out of town every week to get the choice of products that I need; why? because the local shops and the larger store are too small to stock an adequate range of goods that a typical modern family needs. Moreton is a growing town and needs a large supermarket to support the growth. Let’s hope that it’s not a hoax and gets the go ahead.
Brilliant news, I’ve lived here for nearly 60 years and I have to travel out of town every week to get the choice of products that I need; why? because the local shops and the larger store are too small to stock an adequate range of goods that a typical modern family needs. Moreton is a growing town and needs a large supermarket to support the growth. Let’s hope that it’s not a hoax and gets the go ahead. inthemarsh
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9:49am Fri 28 Dec 12

moretoit says...

Inferiorpoet wrote:
Is this a hoax? No it's not April... To build a supermarket in a town where we already have one plus a Tesco and Co-op PLUS have another 5 miles up the hill in Stow? On Green belt land which is needed to absorb rainfall in an area prone to flooding! It smacks of the fact that they were denied planning in Chippie and are now chancing their arm in Moreton. Not a chance!!!!
inferiorpoet - the land in question is not green belt land, nor even designated area of outstanding natural beauty - unlike where the new hospital and doctors surgerys are built on. so firstly please get your facts right before objecting for the sake of objecting.

Unlike the budgens end of town the area to the south of fosseway avenue has, in my memory, only flooded once - in 2007 - that is partly why the doctors surgerys are moving from where they are.

The existing petrol station has already been earmarked for development and I wonder if that did go - what people would think of having to go to bourton or shipston just to fill up ?

I agree with 'inthemarsh' - Moreton is a growing town and the present shopping facilities are not good enough. I'm glad that the town is growing: more people, better facilities and a better community.

The towns rail links to london will mean that there will be more, not less development in future - yes, the development needs to be sustainable, but it does need to happen. Perhaps stop being a nimby and face reality ?

and personally - better a Sainsburys than a(nother) Tesco
[quote][p][bold]Inferiorpoet[/bold] wrote: Is this a hoax? No it's not April... To build a supermarket in a town where we already have one plus a Tesco and Co-op PLUS have another 5 miles up the hill in Stow? On Green belt land which is needed to absorb rainfall in an area prone to flooding! It smacks of the fact that they were denied planning in Chippie and are now chancing their arm in Moreton. Not a chance!!!![/p][/quote]inferiorpoet - the land in question is not green belt land, nor even designated area of outstanding natural beauty - unlike where the new hospital and doctors surgerys are built on. so firstly please get your facts right before objecting for the sake of objecting. Unlike the budgens end of town the area to the south of fosseway avenue has, in my memory, only flooded once - in 2007 - that is partly why the doctors surgerys are moving from where they are. The existing petrol station has already been earmarked for development and I wonder if that did go - what people would think of having to go to bourton or shipston just to fill up ? I agree with 'inthemarsh' - Moreton is a growing town and the present shopping facilities are not good enough. I'm glad that the town is growing: more people, better facilities and a better community. The towns rail links to london will mean that there will be more, not less development in future - yes, the development needs to be sustainable, but it does need to happen. Perhaps stop being a nimby and face reality ? and personally - better a Sainsburys than a(nother) Tesco moretoit
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