Expansion of Burnham-On-Sea Tesco store delivers £300k town
has this week confirmed that the multi-milion expansion of its
Burnham-On-Sea store is finally set to begin, with the new-look
store opening before Christmas and delivering a major financial
boost to the town.
supermarket giant told Burnham-On-Sea.com that long-awaited construction
work at its store in Ben Travers Way will begin shortly.
Corporate Affairs Manager Emma Heesom told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"Early site surveys and preparation has commenced at the
store. We are hoping to open the extended store by Christmas."
the work starts, Tesco will also give more than £300,000
towards the regeneration of Burnham town centre as part of a so-called
'RLT2 agreement' struck with Sedgemoor District Council at the
time the firm's planning application was granted.
expansion proposals - which were approved by Sedgemoor District
Council three years
ago - will lead to an extra 1,200 square metres of shopping
space being created, leading to new jobs. There will also be additional
new-look store is expected to include a new chemist plus extended
product lines, to include clothing and an enhanced food line-up,
to help it compete against Asda, Morrisons, the Co-Operative and
Lidl which all operate in Burnham and Highbridge already.
£300,000 'community gain' was agreed between Sedgemoor and
Tesco at the time that the planning application was approved to
help compensate local traders for any potential lost trade.