Decision on Sainsbury's store imminent

By James Renoux-Wood - Wed 2 July 2014, 4:23 pm

Barking and Dagenham Council is to make a decision this summer on a proposed Sainsbury's store at the Abbey Retail Park.

Amendments to the original plan, which was submitted by developer Estates & Agency in September 2013, were put forward to the council this month (July).

They include the creation of a new “public amenity space”, improved connectivity between the store and Barking town centre and minor upgrades to the store’s design.

Up to 450 full and part-time jobs will be created at the store if approval is granted.

The application follows consultation with the local community and the council.

John Rosefield, director of Estates & Agency, said:The overwhelming response to the plans has been extremely positive. Subject to the plans being approved by the council, the aim is to start construction of the new Sainsbury’s store in late 2015 or early 2016.




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