sq ft expansion of Highbridge Asda store wins go-ahead
for a 10,000 sq ft expansion at Highbridge's Asda store have this
week been approved by Sedgemoor District Council.
first reported here
in January, Asda wants to refurbish its Caxton Road store and
expand it with a new mezzanine floor for a cafe and extra space
for more products.
permission has been granted by the council's planning department
using its delegated powers.
proposed update includes a bigger George clothing department and
a new cafeteria while the footprint of the building will remain
keen to provide more choice and a wider range of goods with wider
aisles and more checkouts so that we can continue to provide for
our customers' needs," Asdas Estates Town Planning
Manager Alan Jones told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
public consultation was held at the store in February to seek
feedback from local residents. Hundreds of visitors viewed the
proposals and dozens made comments.
like to thank everyone who took the time to provide feedback,"
said Mr Jones. "Their comments showed overwhelming support
for what we want to do. Their input was invaluable."
store will remain open during the refurbishment which will take
place out of store hours over several months at a date to be decided.