Report by Mike Laycock in The Press
Sainsbury’s has dismissed speculation it is abandoning plans for a huge new store on York’s outskirts – but revealed it is facing another planning hurdle.
The supermarket giant won planning permission in January to build a 60,000 sq ft store on the site of the current B & Q in Hull Road, despite more than 2,000 objections from local residents and traders who warned it would mean even more traffic in the busy road.
Secretary of State Eric Pickles decided in May not to order a public inquiry, apparently clearing away the final planning obstacle.
But it has now emerged that Sainsbury has submitted an appeal to the planning inspectorate for conditions around deliveries at the proposed store to be varied.
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