Sainsbury's plan new store in Oakham, Rutland
By nora_hs | Sunday, July 15, 2012, 10:32
After Rutland County Council rejected Sainsbury's plans for a 30,000 sq foot store on the Oakham Bypass in March 2011, the supermarket giant is to re-consult with local people to gain support and opinion on a new proposal to build a store on the Rutland County College site, Lands End Way.
Sainsbury's propose new supermarket in Oakham
One of the main reasons that Rutland County Council rejected the original Hawksmead proposal was 'distance from the town centre' and the belief that the store would draw people away from Oakham High Street to inflict further pain on retailers already suffering from the economic downturn.
The new scheme is similar to the one Sainsbury's proposed for Hawkmead, but has a slightly smaller sales area - 27,599 sq ft, will create around 250 full and part time job opportunities, but will not include a much needed petrol station.
Sainsbury's Oakham Faciliites
- Limited range of non-food items
- Disabled and parent & child facilities
- Cash Machine
- Recycling Centre
- Cycle & Motorcycle parking
The original Hawksmead plan included a 240-space car park and petrol station and would have created 300 full and part-time jobs
The Sainsbury's project team is holding a two-day public exhibition at Rutland County College, Barleythrope Road, Oakham on:-
Friday 20th July 1.00pm - 7.00pm
Saturday 21st July 10.00am - 2.00pm
OakhamPeople are keen to hear your views on this new proposal.