After two years final planning permission granted for new Falmouth Sainsbury's (From Falmouth Packet)
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After two years final planning permission granted for new Falmouth Sainsbury's
7:00am Wednesday 7th August 2013 in News
Planning permission has been granted for the new Sainsbury’s store at Ponsharden, more than two years after it was first applied for.
Protracted negotiations over the section 106 agreement and other conditions, delayed the progress of the application, but it has now been approved by Cornwall Council.
A spokesman for the supermarket chain said it was still committed to building the new store, but it was not yet known when work was likely to start on site.
The new store will replace the existing one and it isn claimed will lead to the creation of around 350 new jobs. When built, it will be the largest Sainsbury’s in Cornwall and will include a petrol filling station.
The site to be developed is currently home to the Vospers car dealership, which has agreed to relocate, the decommissioned gas works, land formerly owned by the Co-Op and by the Dale Family Trust.
The new store will be three times the size of the current one and will be built on stilts with a 542-space car park underneath and travelators to and from the store.
Work had originally been expected to start in early 2012 with plans for it to be opened this year.
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