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No appeal against refusal of store's bid in Chippy
SAINSBURY’S has confirmed it will not be appealing against the refusal of its planning application in Chipping Norton.
Proposals to build a new supermarket in the town were thrown out by planners at West Oxfordshire District Council in March.
A spokesperson for Sainsbury’s said: “We were disappointed that our planning application was refused by West Oxfordshire District Council, particularly in light of the clear evidence that many Chipping Norton residents have to drive out of the town to do their weekly food shop.
We would like to thank the many local people who have supported our plans.”
Meanwhile, a new planning application to expand the Midcounties Co-operative store in Chippy was approved by planners – subject to conditions – at the district council’s last planning meeting on July 2.
These are a revised set of plans after the initial ones were approved and include some small changes to the proposed two-storey car park.
The store will offer an extended retail area and a larger car park.