Morrisons plans given the green light

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A NEW supermarket is set to be built in Bedford after plans to open a Morrisons in Ampthill Road were approved on Monday night (April 30).

Members of Bedford Borough Council okayed the scheme, which will also include a petrol filling station, a DIY store, offices, 121 new homes, and a 140-bed hotel.

Developers claim that the scheme will create 699 new jobs, 315 of them part-time.

Mayor of Bedford Dave Hodgson welcomed the verdict, saying it meant both more choice for shoppers and more jobs for Bedford.

He said: “Great news for Bedford that another large company has chosen to locate here.

“Planning permission has now been granted for a large Morrisons with a petrol station.

“Bedford is increasingly being seen as a preferred destination for companies who are bringing much needed jobs and in this case also providing Bedford shoppers with increased choice.”