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Sainsbury’s store gets one step closer with cladding tweaks

24 October 2011 No Comment

Planning permission for a new Sainsbury’s store has been granted after planners agreed to make changes to the external cladding, lynnenews.co.uk reports.

Applications for the new Sainsbury’s superstore in Kings Lynn have been on-going for months, but now look a step closer to completion after the contractors agreed to a few changes – one of which being the updating of its cladding.


New planning application

Sainsbury’s owners have since submitted a new planning application to West Norfolk Council for the £40 million project, with permission expected to be granted in the near future. However both parties are refusing to be drawn on an exact time frame.

Under current plans, the supermarket will boast 6,626 square metres of retail space, a petrol station, 660 parking spaces, a café and its own dedicated access road.

Development in Kings Lynn

The new development could go on to create 300 jobs for the area and the retailer has announced that its smaller store elsewhere in the city would still remain open.

Speaking to edp24.co.uk, a Sainsbury’s spokesperson explained:

“The application proposes some alterations to the internal layout of the Sainsbury’s store, to include an expanded online shopping facility and a small ancillary medical facility.

“Some minor changes to the cladding materials of the store are also proposed. All other details of the approved development are retained. Sainsbury’s is also proceeding to finalise agreements to allow the highways works to commence and will begin the store construction shortly thereafter.”

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