PLANS for a proposed new extension to Sainsbury’s in Falsgrave Road have been on show to the public.
The supermarket chain is hoping to extend and improve its flagship Scarborough store, which in turn will create up to 100 full and part-time jobs.
If passed by Scarborough Council’s planning committee the plans could include: an extension to the west of the store, an extra 33,900 sq ft of retail space, a new mezzanine level customer restaurant, a new store entrance and parking for staff near Roscoe Street.
Sainsbury’s has also revealed new and improved environmental and sustainability features for the store, following over two years of public consultation into its store extension plans.
Christian Wakelin, regional development surveyor for Sainsbury’s said: “We had a really positive day. Many people came to speak to us and told us that they can’t wait for the store improvements to go ahead and that they’re keen for us to just get on with it.
“Of course, we’d love to be able to start straight away, but we need planning permission first. We hope that we can finally achieve this in July.
“Not only were people positive about the store improvement proposals, we also had a lot of praise for our helpful and friendly store colleagues, who really care about their community.
“With up to 100 new full and part-time jobs being created by the store extension, we would hope to add even more great people to the ones that we already have.”