Plans for a new 30,000 sq ft Sainsbury’s supermarket in Whitchurch have been approved by Shropshire Council.
Developers Terrace Hill Group submitted the proposal which will now be referred to the Department of Communities and Local Government for further consideration.
Construction of the new supermarket on London Road, close to Whitchurch town centre, which has been forward-sold to Sainsbury’s, is expected to commence by the summer of 2012, with the store opening in 2013.
Once complete, the store will offer 30,000 sq ft of sales area and 300 parking spaces.
The planning recommendation comes shortly after two of Terrace Hill’s other foodstore developments, one in Sunderland and the other in Skelton, East Cleveland, received minded to grant recommendations earlier this month.
Terrace Hill head of retail Duncan McEwan said: “This planning recommendation at Whitchurch is another demonstration of our expertise in working with local governments and communities to progress sites through the planning process, and it is particularly pleasing that we received unanimous support for this scheme.
“The news follows closely on the heels of two other foodstore planning recommendations and we now have real momentum in this sector, which we believe will continue to show strong growth over the medium term.”