Have your say on Sainsbury’s plans

new plans: Sainsbury's in matlock unveil plans for extension
new plans: Sainsbury's in matlock unveil plans for extension

THIS is the latest glimpse of the planned extension to Matlock’s Sainsbury’s store – and now it’s your turn to have your say on the proposals.

Sainsbury’s has unveiled its updated proposals for the design of the store extension and now bosses are inviting members of the public to air their views on the plans.

The plans are for an extra level of car parking and an extension to the store itself. The designs will be on show at the supermarket from Friday, May 20.

Sainsbury’s bosses want as many people as possible to have their say on the proposals.

Christian Wakelin, Sainsbury’s development executive said: “When we first announced plans for the store, the local community was keen to see an extension that would be suitable for the town.

“We’ve tried to come up with a design that complements the store’s current appearance and surroundings, and look forward to seeing people’s feedback on our proposals.”

Members of Sainsbury’s project team will be in the Matlock store on Friday, May 20, between 3pm and 8pm, to discuss the proposed designs with the public. Those who cannot attend the exhibition can view the plans and get a comments card at the store until Sunday, June 5.

People can then send their comments to the project team, which will be considered before a reserved matters planning application is submitted to Derbyshire Dales District Council.

Outline planning approval for the project was granted in March, which allowed Sainsbury’s to extend the size of the store and add a single deck over the existing car park. For the next stage of the planning process, the supermarket has drawn up detailed designs for the extension and car park deck.

The car park’s first floor, which will be the same height as the junction between the A6 and Cawdor Way, will be clad in timber. Additional trees and a new evergreen hedge will be planted on the site boundary facing the A6 to provide screening.

n In other Sainsbury’s news, the supermarket is inviting people to nominate a charity to receive a year’s worth of fundraising and support from Sainsbury’s and its customers.

Customers can vote for their store’s new charity partner to receive 12 months support from Sainsbury’s colleagues until Wednesday, May 25.

n Does the new extension complement the current store? Let us know what you think of the plans. Email news@matlockmercury.co.uk or go online to www.matlockmercury.co.uk and comment.