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New plans for Dorridge

SAINSBURY’S have unveiled amended plans for a new store in Dorridge with the promise of at least 200 jobs.

SAINSBURY’S have unveiled amended plans for a new store in Dorridge with the promise of at least 200 jobs.

The revised scheme would also see the supermarket reduced in size by just over a quarter, a covered service yard, 173 car parking spaces and the refurbishment of the village doctors’surgery.

Importantly for many residents, the store, in the new plans, would be located on the ground floor with car parking above.

The application to demolish Forest Court precinct and build a new Sainsbury’s development was refused by Solihull Council early last year but the supermarket has drastically altered its proposals which locals can view at a consultation next weekend (February 4 and 5).

Now the scheme would include space for an independent restaurant, six retail units for rent, cash machines, more landscaping around the site and a public square.

Traffic calming measures suggested by the store include reducing the dual carriageway in the village to a single one.

Changes to the doctors’ surgery include the addition of three new consulting rooms, three clinical rooms and refurbishment of the main entrance.

Patients will also be able to use the Sainsbury’s car park.

The consultations will take place at the former Michael Peters shop in Forest Court from 9am - 6pm on Friday February 4 and from 9am until 5pm on Saturday 5.

 

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