Sainsbury’s drop plans for Holmes Chapel store

Sainsbury’s have dropped plans for a 25,000 sq ft foodstore in Holmes Chapel on the site of the former Fisons Building on London Road and will be marketing the site shortly.

“Obviously this is disappointing news, but the market has changed considerably since we first announced our proposals, with more people shopping online and in convenience stores,” a spokesperson said.

The new store (approved in March 2014) would have created up to 175 full and part-time jobs and included 260 car parking spaces, a petrol station and recycling. 

Fortunately for local residents the supermarket Aldi is currently under construction on Manor Lane, which will offer greater shopping convenience as well as regenerating a brownfield site.

Aldi is under construction on Manor Lane.

Aldi is under construction on Manor Lane.

 

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