over B&M opening plans in Burnham as council talks end
negotiations over the opening of a new B&M discount store
in place of Burnham-On-Sea's former Morrisons supermarket appear
to have come to a halt.
District Council said this week that it is "not actively
discussing" the future of the store in Pier Street with any
Taylor, Sedgemoor's Community Relations Officer, told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"Sedgemoor District Council is not actively discussing the
future of the former Morrisons store with potential occupants
as the matter is in the hands of the current leaseholder."
added: "We are, however, trying to work with the current
leaseholder to see the store back in use soon."
sought a comment from B&M this week, but a
spokeswoman said: "There is no update as yet."
circulating in Burnham suggest B&M has been in talks with
the council regarding the Pier Street car park located to the
store. It's claimed that B&M had wanted charges lifted to
allow free parking for customers.
shut down its Pier Street supermarket last November and the building
has been empty ever since.
announced in January that it intends to take over the store, creating
50 jobs, but the wait for an opening date continues.
the Town Council has hung a colourful new 'Welcome to Burnham-on-Sea'
banner on the eastern wall of the building, near the entrance
to the coach park, to try and brighten up the property.
former Morrisons store in nearby Clevedon in North Somerset also
remains empty with B&M also earmarked for it.
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to B&M's decision to take over Burnham's Morrisons store
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held over Burnham Morrisons closure at council debate
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