Friday, 9 July 2010

Waitrose submit planning application for Chipping Sodbury supermarket and houses

Waitrose have applied for planning permission for the proposed supermarket and 190 homes at the Barnhill site in Chipping Sodbury, the site behind St John's Church that runs from the car park into the old quarry area. Details should be available shortly, but they're not on South Glos Council's planning applications website yet.

Waitrose say that the supermarket will be generating up to 160 jobs. If permission is given by South Glos, building would be likely to start in the autumn of 2011. The first phase of the scheme, including the supermarket, could then be completed in 2012.

There has been general support for the supermarket, but concerns have been expressed about the impact on struggling businesses in the High Street and about whether there will be adequate parking.

Update 15/07/20 - plans are now online here

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous2:04 pm

    I believe that it is a good idea to bring a more upmarket store into the area and adding new housing in the area. To say that the shops in the high street will loose at is not factual as Waitrose will bring more affluent people to shop in the area and the high street will be an added dimension to their shopping days.