Plans to construct a Sainsbury’s superstore in Staffordshire have been approved by the local authority.
Staffordshire Moorlands Council has agreed to allow the supermarket chain to construct a large store and 100 new homes on the Churnet Works site in Leek.
If the company wins approval, it will also carry out £1 million worth of road improvement works, following protests from local residents over how the new scheme will change the infrastructure of the town.
Sainsbury’s regional development executive Michael Adenmosun said: “Our first priority is to build the new employment units and then open the Sainsbury’s store. We will finalise our construction programme over the coming months.”
Upon completion, the site will comprise of various new buildings, including a 400,000 sq ft store and petrol station, as well as three bulky goods warehouses and a public park.
Lovell has recently announced it is to build 200 new homes in Skipton, North Yorkshire, as part of an affordable housing programme.