Store plans on show to the public

Sketch of Scarborough's Sainsburys
Sketch of Scarborough's Sainsburys

PLANS for a proposed new extension to Sainsbury’s in Falsgrave Road will be on show to the public tomorrow.

The supermarket chain is hoping to extend and improve its flagship Scarborough store, which in turn will create an extra 85 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 staff parking near Roscoe Street.

The first stage would be a series of improvements to the petrol filling station, including an extension to the kiosk, a replacement car wash and new petrol pumps and underground fuel storage tanks.

There will be no changes to the layout of the petrol station and access will remain as it is now via Falsgrave Road.

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.

The company aims to achieve a BREEAM ‘Very Good’ environmental assessment and the proposals include sustainable features that would produce 10 per cent of the store’s energy needs on site.

People can find out more about this and view the plans tomorrow from 10am to 5pm at the store.

Christian Wakelin, regional development surveyor for Sainsbury’s said: “We’ve spent a lot of time listening to our customers, the community and local groups and we’ve made improvements to our proposals as a result.

“We believe that this is the right development for Scarborough.

“At Sainsbury’s, we pride ourselves in trying something new in all parts of the business, especially when it comes to minimising our impact on the environment, such as rainwater harvesting to reduce our water usage and sun tubes to make the most of natural daylight in the store.”

Other sustainable features aimed at reducing the store’s energy usage could include daylight switching controls, which auto-dim artificial light and new, more efficient fittings and equipment.

Mr Wakelin continued: “We hope that Scarborough Borough Council’s planning committee will make a decision on our planning application in July. I would encourage people to come and see the improved plans at the weekend and let us know what they think.”

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