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Public crowd to see plans

A PUBLIC exhibition about Sainsbury’s revised plans to regenerate Forest Court in Dorridge attracted more than 1,300 people.

A PUBLIC exhibition about Sainsbury’s revised plans to regenerate Forest Court in Dorridge attracted more than 1,300 people.

The supermarket’s project team were on hand last Friday and Saturday at the former Michael Peters carpet shop in the precinct to answer questions about the proposal which would see the store reduced in size by just over a quarter.

The plans also detailed a covered service yard, 173 car parking spaces and the refurbishment of the village doctors’surgery.

The scheme would also include space for an independent restaurant, six retail units, cash machines, more landscaping and a public square.

Michael Adenmosun, Sainsbury’s regional development executive said: “We are delighted that so many people turned out to view the revised plans and let us know their thoughts over the weekend.

“The feedback we received has been very encouraging.”

A spokesperson for Dorridge Residents Against Village Superstore (Drovs) said: “We plan to play a full part in the consultation process. We are very concerned with the size of the store, the volume of traffic that would be generated in the adjoining roads, particularly Station Road.

“The group now intends to consult as widely as possible, and to respond with constructive criticism and fresh proposals based on the opinions it receives.”

 

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