Morrisons bid is up for discussion

15:59 06 May 2014

Morrisons supermarket trolleys. Photo credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

Morrisons supermarket trolleys. Photo credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

Proposals for a new Morrisons supermarket in Norwich, creating up to 250 jobs, will come back before councillors this week.

Members of Norwich City Council’s planning committee agreed in February to give the go-ahead for the store, at the Goff Petroleum and former Hartwells Garage site in Aylsham Road.

Although they granted approval, councillors left it up to officers to deal with a number of outstanding issues and it is those issues which have brought the scheme back to City Hall.

The plans will have to come before councillors again on Thursday, to sign off a number of “technical updates” to the proposal.

The issues are around how the developer deals with contamination on the land where the store will be built; how surface water will be drained; how the site will be accessed; landscaping and tree protection and over the travel plan for the store. Officers are recommending that councillors approve the application. In the report which will come before councillors on Thursday, they state: “The proposals further enhance the scheme and bolster the committee’s original resolution to approve the development proposals.”


  • Che and Marty. I wonder if there will be any zero hour contracts as well ?

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    Wednesday, May 7, 2014

  • 250 jobs...hmmmm. How many of these will be full-time at anything other than the minimum wage I wonder?

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    marty r

    Wednesday, May 7, 2014

  • We already have far to many supermarkets,, people are brainwashed by the TV adverts, I use my local market stalls and shops, things may be a penny or too more, but local fresh produce? cannot beat it. OK, yes I do have to use the SM's sometimes, only because they have decimated local communities for profit and greed.

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    Tuesday, May 6, 2014

  • Oh yes Morrisons creating new Jobs. They are a supporter of Work Placements and apprentices, ie take on staff and pay well below the legal minimum wage. This isn't even allegedly either, as it is in the public domain that these are the tactics this Supermarket play along with our Government to manipulate Job stats !

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    che bramley

    Tuesday, May 6, 2014

  • Better morrisons than tesco. No doubt T will be in there if morrisons bid ignored. Wonder what they would add

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    Tuesday, May 6, 2014

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