Sainsbury’s Sudbury store plan approved

SHOPPERS in Sudbury are set to be spoilt for choice when it comes to supermarkets after plans for a new Sainsbury’s store in the town were approved today.

The supermarket’s application for a 6,000-square metre store on the former William Armes factory site in Cornard Road, was given the thumbs up by members of Babergh District Council’s development committee on Wednesday morning.

Among the proposals for the development are a 304-space car park, customer cafe, cycle park and improved public transport.

Around 300 jobs, made up of both full and part-time positions, will also be created.

Andrew Pepler, town planning manager for Sainsbury’s in the eastern region, said he was delighted with the decision and was hopeful the store would open in 2013.

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