Braintree Council's decision about new Sainsbury's store to go before public inquiry (From Braintree and Witham Times)
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Braintree Council's decision about new Sainsbury's store to go before public inquiry
A public inquiry will be held into Braintree Council’s decision to refuse plans for a massive new supermarket in Braintree.
Braintree Council threw out Sainsbury’s proposals for the new site on the Broomhills Industrial Estate in November, despite a petition of almost 2,000 signatures supporting the plans.
Councillors argued that the proposed store would have a detrimental impact on trade in the town centre, with David Manning adding: “If you want to continue to have a town full of charity shops this is probably the best way to go about it.”
Now the supermarket giant has referred the decision to a planning inspector with the hope of getting it overturned.