A superstore has submitted a planning application for a new convenience shop.
Sainsbury’s is applying for permission to open the new shop that would occupy a vacant unit on Tavistock Street
A spokesman said: “The shop would bring a number of benefits to the area by regenerating an empty unit within the Tavistock Street local centre, providing a fresh and convenient alternative for local residents looking to top up their main food shopping.
“The shop would offer a good range of fresh fruit and vegetables, dairy products, bakery goods, snacks and other convenience
It is proposed that the shop would trade from 7am - 11pm.
Where possible, Sainsbury’s seeks to employ from the local community and expects the new shop to create approximately 20-25 new full and part-time job opportunities for local people.
Robin Ockendon, Sainsbury’s regional acquisitions manager, said “We believe that our new Sainsbury’s Local would help to revitalise this vacant unit and provide new jobs for local people.
“The shop would offer a fresh and accessible alternative for local residents looking to top up their main food shopping and, based on our experience of operating other convenience shops, it could benefit the neighbouring retailers by increasing footfall in the local area.”
If residents have any questions or would like any further information on the proposals, please contact GKA, Sainsbury’s community representatives for Bedford, on 0845 606 0535 or email firstname.lastname@example.org