Saturday, 4 June 2011

Dorridge Sainsbury's on Midlands Today

CONTROVERSIAL plans for a Sainsbury’s supermarket in Dorridge featured on Midlands Today last night.

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It featured in a package about the firm’s expansion plans for the West Midlands by Jackie Kabler, who pointed to the “run down” and “dilapidated” Forest Court, which Sainsbury’s wants to demolish for the store.

Ian Shearman, from the Dorridge Residents Opposed to Village Superstore campaign group, told the programme: “Drawing in too many people from too far, causing traffic congestion, car parking problems and general environmental pollution, noise pollution and so on.

“In other words, the store is too big for the village.”



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But nail bar owner Geraldine Walton said: “It’s quite a mixed view I think a lot of people are quite apprehensive about such a large store and the amount of traffic.

“Do you know what, in five years time, no-one will even be thinking about that.”



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Sainsbury’s chief executive Justin King said: “It’s a little bit of an unknown quantity because it all depends on where we are able to get planning consent.

“But if you took the wider West Midlands region I wouldn’t be surprised if it was three to four thousand jobs in the wider West Midlands region over that three year period.”

To watch the package click here (4m10s).

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