Sainsbury's poised to show off Seaton store plan

PUBLISHED: 13:56 30 September 2008 | UPDATED: 22:22 15 June 2010

A PUBLIC exhibition revealing plans for a new Sainsbury's in Seaton is being held next month.

A PUBLIC exhibition revealing plans for a new Sainsbury's in Seaton is being held next month. Sainsbury's property development team, along with Seaton Visitor Centre Trust and Seaton Tramway representatives, will be on hand to discuss the plans.Currently included in the development is a food store with a sales area of approximately 25,000 sq ft, together with a new visitor centre for Seaton, a new tram station, separate car parks for both customers and the store and visitors to the town, a skate park and a children's play area.No planning application has yet been submitted but Sainsbury's will use the comments expressed during the consultation to shape a detailed proposal scheduled for submission to East Devon District Council in early 2009.Sainsbury's development executive Jamie Baker said: "We want a new Sainsbury's to kick-start regeneration in Seaton."We've worked hard to ensure that our proposals meet with the expectations of Seaton residents, local businesses and the wider community. The aim of the exhibition is to find out what local people think about our ideas."The new store will provide an alternative for people wanting to carry out a weekly shop in an area that is currently under-served in terms of the range of food retail outlets available."Proposals will be on display at Seaton Town Hall on Friday, October 24, from 10am to 6pm, and Saturday, October 25, from 10am to 2pm.

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