Supermarket giant Sainsbury's announces plans to open new store in Saffron Walden
SUPERMARKET giant Sainsbury s has today announced it is planning to open a new store in Saffron Walden – which could create up to 350 jobs locally. Although a new store would provide shoppers with more choice, Sainsbury s will first gage people s opinions
SUPERMARKET giant Sainsbury's has today announced it is planning to open a new store in Saffron Walden - which could create up to 350 jobs locally.
Although a new store would provide shoppers with more choice, Sainsbury's will first gage people's opinions by throwing open a public consultation in September.
Development surveyor for Sainsbury's, Michael Morris, said: "Sainsbury's is delighted to be bringing forward proposals for a new store in Saffron Walden, bringing much-needed jobs, choice and competition for the community. A Sainsbury's store in Saffron Walden would be the first in Uttlesford.
"Later this month we will announce details of the consultation and the public exhibition - which is planned for September when people have returned from their summer holidays."
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The new store has been proposed for the Granite site, adjacent to the council owned and operated recycling centre, in Thaxted Road.
A spokesman said the store would "provide our full range of high-quality groceries, improving customer choice and competition for Saffron Walden and Uttlesford residents".
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An announcement with details of the exhibition will be made shortly.
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