Sainsbury’s exhibition on plans for 30,000sqft store on Ramada site

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Sainsbury’s has announced it will be holding an exhibition on its plans for a new supermarket on the site of the Ramada Jarvis hotel, Wetherby, next weekend.

Plans will be on display at the hotel from 10am to 6pm on Friday and at Wetherby Town Hall from 10am to 2pm on Saturday, July 23.

Sainsbury’s staff working on the plan will be on hand to answer questions on the plans for a 30,000 sq ft store which also includes a customer restaurant and car parking.

If granted planning permission, the new store could create up to 200 new full and part time jobs.

Jo Try, regional development executive for Sainsbury’s, said: “This consultation is the first opportunity for the people of Wetherby to see our plans and have their say. It’s important that local residents and businesses help us shape our plans before we submit a planning application, and we look forward to hearing people’s views over the weekend.

“We know that many people currently leave Wetherby to do their shopping at other Sainsbury’s in the area, so we firmly believe that by working closely with local businesses and other stakeholders, a new Sainsbury’s foodstore can be of genuine benefit to the town.

“I would encourage as many people as possible to attend the exhibition and give us their feedback.”

Ramada Jarvis has agreed a deal which would see ownership of the site transfer to Sainsbury’s should planning permission for a new foodstore be granted.

Following the exhibition, information leaflets will also be mailed out across the town.

People wanting more information can also call the consultation hotline on 0800 319 61 62, which is free.

george.hinton@ypn.co.uk