West End Sainsbury’s slowly edging closer

Plans for a Sainsbury’s Local store on Carholme Road are slowly coming together, following negotiations between city planners and the retail chain’s agents.

A planning application for the West End store was approved by the City Council in 2010, which means Sainsbury’s have three years to build their store.

But the original proposal has been subject to negotiations through both the pre-application stage and during the application process, according to a new planning document.

The £1.4 million scheme wants to renovate the Foss Bank Service Station on Carholme Road and add 12 student flats on the site.

The convenience store is expected to create up to 25 jobs.

The latest designs for the West End Sainsbury’s Local

The building includes two display boards fronting Harvey Street to present children’s artwork from a local school.

The boards would allow the artwork to be changed each term and the school providing the artwork is likely to be St Faith’s School on West Parade.

There is limited space within the site for landscaping, but it has been negotiated that two extra heavy standard trees will be provided on the site.

Peter Boswell, Head of Planning Services, said: “Overall, the building will be an improvement to the site and the area as a whole and will provide a facility for the local community, to the benefit of the city.”