A 60,000 sq ft Sainsbury’s in Sunderland and a 25,000 sq ft Asda in Skelton at set to be granted planning approval, according to property developer Terrace Hill Group.
The company said it had “received a minded” and both applications were being referred to the Communities and Local Government department, with a decision due by the end of September.
Construction of the pre-let Sainsbury’s in Sunderland is expected to commence mid 2012 with teh store opening scheduled Spring 2013.
Plans include 60,000 sq ft of sales area, a petrol filling station and 537 parking spaces.
The pre-let Asda in Skelton, Cleveland, includes 239 parking spaces and a four pump petrol filling station.
Construction is due to start in spring 2012 and the store is due to open by the end of the same year.
Terrace Hill head of retail Duncan McEwan said: “These planning recommendations are a further demonstration of our ability to identify and source suitable sites for foodstore development.
“They also show how we are subsequently able to work with local residents and authorities, as well as major supermarket operators, to see these sites through the planning process, eventually delivering a product which not only creates value for our shareholders but provides an often much needed boost in services and investment to each of the local economies.”