Morrisons plans for new Nuneaton store well-received with residents

Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 19 December 2021

MORRISONS have revealed that their proposed plans to set up shop in Nuneaton have been welcomed with a ‘huge’ amount of public support from residents.

The proposed supermarket and petrol station (Image: Morrisons)

The national supermarket chain have revealed to the Free Press that over 88 per cent of residents have supported the proposal for the new store.

A Morrisons spokesperson stated that ‘hundreds’ of people in the area took the time to comment on the proposed plans that were put forward, and expressed their views that gave backing and support of the new store.

Now, detailed feedback is being carefully considered by Nuneaton and Bosworth Borough Council (NBBC), before they make their decision on the application – and ultimately decide whether Nuneaton will house the new Midland Road-based store.

The application was submitted to the Council’s planning portal this week.

Mark Taylor, Morrisons’ Head of Property Acquisitions, has confirmed the submission.

He said: “I would like to thank everyone who has taken part in our public consultation, and I am very grateful for the support we have received.

“We have been interested in opening a store in Nuneaton for some time now, and it’s clear the local community has welcomed our plans to regenerate this prominent brownfield site.

“We are currently reviewing all the comments received to make sure we can deliver the best possible plan for Nuneaton.”

If approved by planners, over 250 new local jobs will be created, and a full range of fresh food will be on offer, including the popular ‘Market Street’, as well as a cafe, ‘affordable’ fuel, and electric vehicle charging points.

Currently, Morrisons nearest supermarket is based in Hinckley, on Normandy Way, approximately a 16-minute drive away over from Nuneaton.

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