Store plans go on show

People have been flocking to see the extension design plans at Matlock’s Sainsbury’s store.

The final designs for the proposed extension were on show at the store from Friday, May 20.

Joyce Yip, of Sainsbury’s project team, was instore to discuss the plans with residents.

Earlier this year Derbyshire Dales District Council approved, in principle, Sainsbury’s plans to extend their store on Cawdor Way.

Following the outline planning approval, a number of changes have been made to the original extension proposals.

These changes are:

- The cafe will be transformed into a customer restaurant, which will now be kept on the ground level.

- The lifts and stairs for the deck car park have been relocated closer to the store entrance, as have the disabled parking spaces.

- There will now be easy access to and out of the store for Bakewell and Eyam Community Transport’s vehicles.

The store is now conducting a follow-up public consultation to get feedback from residents on the ‘reserved matters’ aspects of the proposal, which will detail how the extension will look.

Andrew Frayn, of Matlock, said: “I don’t have any objections to the extension, but I am a little concerned about how high the car park is going to be. I will be filling in a feedback form.”

Judith Whetton, of Matlock, said: “It’s interesting to see the plans and I think it’s good that Sainsbury’s are asking people for their opinions.”

The extension design plans will be on show instore until Sunday, June 5.