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Sainsbury's in talks to open a superstore in Leominster
1:30pm Thursday 11th October 2012 in News
A total of 200 jobs are promised in the scheme that would put Sainsbury’s into direct competition with Morrisons, Aldi and the Cooperative in Leominster.
Thomas Panels and Profiles currently occupies the proposed site in Southern Avenue and would have to move to a purpose-built factory should the application be successful.
Developers Morbaine and Sainsbury’s will be hoping to avoid the opposition that saw the supermarket's application to build a new store in Ledbury defeated
Tricia Thomas, director and co-owner of Thomas Panels and Profiles along with husband Richard, has backed the plan.
She said: “This move would enable us to secure the growth of the business and allow us to develop further and flourish.”
Public consultation sessions are due to take place next Tuesday and Wednesday at Leominster Town Council chamber.
A planning application is expected to be submitted ahead of Christmas.
- See today's Hereford Times for more on this story.