UPDATE: Sainsbury's formally lodges appeal over council's refusal of plans for new Braintree store

Braintree and Witham Times: UPDATE: Sainsbury's formally lodges appeal over council's refusal of plans for new Braintree store UPDATE: Sainsbury's formally lodges appeal over council's refusal of plans for new Braintree store

Sainsbury's has formally lodged an appeal against Braintree Council’s decision to reject plans for a huge new store in braintree.

Braintree Council threw out the supermarket giant’s proposals for a store on the Broomhills Industrial Estate in Braintree in November, despite a petition of almost 2,000 signatures supporting the plans.

Councillors argued the proposed store would have a detrimental impact on trade in the town centre.

Last week, the Times exclusively revealed Sainsbury's was planning to launch an eleventh hour appeal.

A spokesman for the supermarket chain has today revealed that has now happened.

The appeal was formally lodged last night.

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8:24pm Tue 20 May 14

Rabster19 says...

I don't understand how Tesco can have the monopoly on supermarkets within the Braintree area & Sainsburys can't have more than one? Surely that's not fair trading??

Also, surely having a superstore would benefit the local area, rather than be detrimental - new jobs etc? Makes more sense to let Sainsburys help the local economy . . .
I don't understand how Tesco can have the monopoly on supermarkets within the Braintree area & Sainsburys can't have more than one? Surely that's not fair trading?? Also, surely having a superstore would benefit the local area, rather than be detrimental - new jobs etc? Makes more sense to let Sainsburys help the local economy . . . Rabster19
  • Score: 5

9:56pm Tue 20 May 14

Kevman28 says...

I would personally love to see the Sainsbury's being built. I usually shop at Notley Tesco's because it is a more pleasant experience than the other options. An alternative would be great, as well as it replacing the eyesore ghost town currently there.
Apart from Notley Tesco's we have:

1. In-Town Tesco's, with it's odd zombie-type characters that frequent it. It has it's own collection of scumbag chavs out the front, totally inadequate parking, and is dirtier than the public toilets in George Yard.
2. Morrison's, who offer some great deals but only ever have 1 person serving (usually on the fag desk). How they make enough profit is beyond me - although I guess the wage bill is low.....
3. Mark's Farm Tesco is handy because it is open until 6pm on a Sunday, but every time I go there I see someone getting escorted out for being a scumbag trampy mouthy waste of space thief.
4. Don't be daft, the rest aren't worth mentioning.
I would personally love to see the Sainsbury's being built. I usually shop at Notley Tesco's because it is a more pleasant experience than the other options. An alternative would be great, as well as it replacing the eyesore ghost town currently there. Apart from Notley Tesco's we have: 1. In-Town Tesco's, with it's odd zombie-type characters that frequent it. It has it's own collection of scumbag chavs out the front, totally inadequate parking, and is dirtier than the public toilets in George Yard. 2. Morrison's, who offer some great deals but only ever have 1 person serving (usually on the fag desk). How they make enough profit is beyond me - although I guess the wage bill is low..... 3. Mark's Farm Tesco is handy because it is open until 6pm on a Sunday, but every time I go there I see someone getting escorted out for being a scumbag trampy mouthy waste of space thief. 4. Don't be daft, the rest aren't worth mentioning. Kevman28
  • Score: 3

1:46pm Wed 21 May 14

Adzwick says...

Its not tesco's!!that is why, Braintree council is obviously in cahoot with Tesco's, this is a joke, Braintree is known as the capital of Tesco's.

This new store will create good jobs for the people of Braintree, but this idiots at the council cannot see that it will be good for the local community. This town is slowly dying and this store will inject the much needed moral and jobs the town needs. The people of Braintree needs to stand up and hold these bureaucratic idiots.
Its not tesco's!!that is why, Braintree council is obviously in cahoot with Tesco's, this is a joke, Braintree is known as the capital of Tesco's. This new store will create good jobs for the people of Braintree, but this idiots at the council cannot see that it will be good for the local community. This town is slowly dying and this store will inject the much needed moral and jobs the town needs. The people of Braintree needs to stand up and hold these bureaucratic idiots. Adzwick
  • Score: 1

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