Builders set to move onto new Sainsbury’s store site

March 01 2015

WORK on a controversial new Sainsbury’s convenience store in Coalpit Heath is about to start – some ten months after planning permission was granted.

WORK on a controversial new Sainsbury’s convenience store in Coalpit Heath is about to start – some ten months after planning permission was granted.
The Sainsbury’s Local will be sited on the car park of the Badminton Arms pub on Badminton Road.
Independent shopkeepers in the locality had fought to stop the scheme going ahead and spoke out against the proposal at the planning meeting that determined the application in May 2014.
They argued the store’s arrival would damage their businesses - and the community - and were devastated when consent was given.
With other opponents, they later pledged to boycott the store when it eventually opens.
But Sainsbury’s said the store would create local jobs and put investment into the pub.
A spokesman for the supermarket chain said: “The developer is beginning works on the new shop on March 9.
“We have no confirmed opening date as of yet.”