Supermarket giant Sainsbury’s has lodged plans to build a new superstore in Gorleston.

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The scheme was first revealed in August 2012, and now store bosses have submitted a formal planning application to Great Yarmouth Borough Council.

Earmarked for Beacon Park, a spokesman for Sainsbury’s said the store would create hundreds of jobs.

Bosses had indicated the application would be lodged by the end of 2012, but planning officers did not receive the application until January 30.

The proposal is for a food store, four further retail units, a petrol filling station, car wash and car park on land off Beaufort Way.

Landscaping of access ways and highways works to form Beacon Park Neighbourhood Centre is also included in the application.

Sainsbury’s agent is Indigo Planning Ltd, of London.

Council leader Trevor Wainwright welcomed the plans in principal when they were unveiled last summer, but they must still clear the borough council’s planning committee.

Residents have until February 21 to comment on the proposals.

6 comments

  • As a Gorleston resident I can't wait for the new Sainsburys to open.

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    Mrs Meldrew

    Sunday, February 3, 2013

  • When it opens, with its "hundreds" of (part-time low paid) jobs watch Gorleston High Street die as Sainsbury suck out local wealth and transfer it to corporate HQ. The supermarkets destroy thriving local economies, in which wealth is generated and circulated locally. That results in changed social conditions. Labour should be opposing this on principle and support already hard-pressed local businesses.

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    Easterner

    Thursday, February 7, 2013

  • Now now Daisy, look at it this way. Gorleston has always unfairly been treated as GY poor relation. No many is ever spent there, look at the Harbour Parking they lost, it took a local businessman their own money to get it back up and running. There is only the one place to food shop (Morrisons) and this is a pretty poor Morrisons if you judge it by the new branch in Lowestoft. You could argue about time too for Gorlestons sake. Havent you got Tesco, Asda, Aldi, Lidl's and the forementioned Sainsburys? Thats just plain greedy! Good on ya Sainsburys!

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    MonkeyNuts

    Monday, February 4, 2013

  • Now now Daisy, look at it this way. Gorleston has always unfairly been treated as GY poor relation. No many is ever spent there, look at the Harbour Parking they lost, it took a local businessman their own money to get it back up and running. There is only the one place to food shop (Morrisons) and this is a pretty poor Morrisons if you judge it by the new branch in Lowestoft. You could argue about time too for Gorlestons sake. Havent you got Tesco, Asda, Aldi, Lidl's and the forementioned Sainsburys? Thats just plain greedy! Good on ya Sainsburys!

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    MonkeyNuts

    Monday, February 4, 2013

  • How do you work that one out Daisy ?? The Colleges have been where they are now for decades along with the JPH. Just because Gorleston has had a couple of franchises open up recently does not mean that buisness is leaving Yarmouth. One supermarket wants to open a second store that is over 3 miles away and will be tageted at different residents. Maybe the reason that so many buisnesses are leaving Yarmouth is due to the cost to keep them open and the number of folk who would rather go to Norwich or buy from pound shops.

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    Thor

    Monday, February 4, 2013

  • If this results in the down grading of GY town centre Sainsburys the town centre will be one step closer to dereliction. Those who live in the north of the borough should band together to lobby North Norfolk and Broadland to see which district would take them in for the best council tax deal. The Gall Stone-isation or Lowmouthing of the borough of GY continues apace with both colleges, the hospital, most work opportunities and the bulk of retail outlets being located at the far south of the borough so that those who live in the North might almost as well access services in other council districts and shop in Norwich.

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    Daisy Roots

    Sunday, February 3, 2013

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