Updated Monday 8th September 2008
Sainsburys Submit Second Plan
Sainsbury's have submitted a second planning application for a supermarket on the old McMullens Brewery site in Hartham Lane.
The company's first application for a 33,000 sq.ft store was submitted in January 2008 but later withdrawn after planning officers recommended refusal.
The new plans are for a smaller store with a sales area 25,000 sq,ft, comparable to Tesco's existing store of 23,936 sq,ft. The number of car parking spaces has also been reduced from 268 to 240.
However, there are no new proposals regarding vehicle access. One of the principle reasons that earlier plans were recommended for refusal was the increase in traffic around the junction with Cowbridge and the traffic lights at Old Cross.
Sainsbury's bought much of the McMullens site in February 2007 after the brewery downsized their operations, now occupying just the south-east corner of the site.
Initially, Sainsbury's staged an exhibition and consultation at The Corn Exchange in June 2007, which saw plans for the store on display and representatives of the company on hand to discuss the proposals with the public.
Marks & Spencer's Simply Food have just celebrated their second year in the town, whilst Waitrose have been trading from Bircherley Green for a quarter of a century.
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See our July 2007 coverage of this issue.
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The Hertford Brewery was the home of McMullens for over 100 years