A supermarket giant has revealed it wants to open a new Scarborough branch - across the road from a rival chain.
Supermarket giant Sainsbury’s plan on building a new branch in Newby, creating around 20 jobs.
The retailer’s revealed it wants to transform Scalby Road’s former Natwest branch into a local convenience store - just yards away from Proudfoots.
Sainsbury’s posted around 500 letters to neighbours yesterday to kickstart the public consultation, while the company confirmed a planning expectation could be formally submitted to Scarborough Council as early as this week.
“We believe that a Sainsbury’s Local on Scalby Road would provide local residents with greater choice and convenience, creating new jobs and offering a wide range of quality products,” said Paul Sellers, Sainsbury’s Acquisitions Convenience Surveyor.
“The proposed store would also ensure that an important commercial unit remains in use and we feel that its location on a busy route would attract more people to the area.
“Sainsbury’s would like to maintain an active role in the town and the addition of a Local store on Scalby Road would see another local charity benefit from the fundraising efforts of Sainsbury’s store colleagues.”
The proposed “bread and milk” store isn’t expected to impact the firm’s main Falsgrave branch, which recently underwent a major revamp.
Should planning permission be granted, the store would open from 7am to 11pm every day and would include a cash point and on site customer parking.
One Newby resident said: “Proudfoots is a massive part of this community, but I still think Sainsbury’s will do really well around here, and it will be nice to have an alternative on the doorstep.”