Supermarket Giant Sainsbury's Put In Planning Application

PUBLISHED: 11:39 11 June 2009 | UPDATED: 10:56 04 May 2010

SUPERMARKET giant Sainsbury s, has moved forward with plans to open a brand new store in Ely after submitting a formal planning application to East Cambs District Council. The application for the supermarket, set to be built on the site of the old Ely Che

SUPERMARKET giant Sainsbury's, has moved forward with plans to open a brand new store in Ely after submitting a formal planning application to East Cambs District Council.

The application for the supermarket, set to be built on the site of the old Ely Chemical Company on Lisle Lane, was formally submitted earlier this month by London based giant Indigo Planning.

The planning document itself was submitted after a successful period of public consultation held in early May, and contains hundreds of pages of detailed analysis of the site, including archaeological and biodiversity assessments.

Council officers will now asses the plans before deciding whether the application should be recommended for approval by the planning committee. A provisional date of September for the document to go before committee has been set by the council.

The plans can be viewed online at http://pa.eastcambs.gov.uk/PublicAccess/default.aspx

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