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Fears growing on supermarket plan

AN ACTION group remains concerned by the scale of Sainsbury’s plans for Dorridge.

AN ACTION group remains concerned by the scale of Sainsbury’s plans for Dorridge.

Last week, the supermarket giant unveiled its new proposals for the village’s Forest Court shopping centre.

In response, Dorridge Residents Opposing Village Superstore (DROVS) said there were still concerns about traffic and parking.

The organisation, formed last year, argue that the store will be a similar size to the Sainsbury’s in Solihull town centre.

A DROVS spokesman said: “Is this appropriate for a village the size of Dorridge?

“From how far away are Sainsbury’s planning to attract customers?”

The group said it will play a full part in the consultation process, but wants the traffic situation examined.

Concerns have been raised about increased noise, congestion and road safety on Station Road - home to several schools.

Sainsbury’s claim the plans are 26 per cent smaller than those thrown out by Solihull Council’s planning committee last year.

Michael Adenmosun, regional development executive, said the changes had been driven by the response from the local community.

* A public exhibition is taking place at the former Michael Peters shop at Forest Court. Residents can pop in and view the plans from 9am-6pm today (Friday) and 9am-5pm tomorrow.

 

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