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Image of new Sainsbury’s in Southwell as new jobs set to be created

Bosses at Sainsbury’s have released an image showing how a new store in Southwell is expected to look.

The so-called Neighbourhood Hub is expected to create 40 new jobs for people in the community as well as jobs throughout the construction phase.

Plans have been submitted to Newark and Sherwood District Council with the company hoping to open the new shop by autumn 2022.

More than two-thirds of residents “support” or “tend to support” the new Sainsbury’s store, a public consultation has found.

The complex will also offer a new Argos Click & Collect facility.

Patrick Dunne, Sainsbury’s property director, said: “At Sainsbury’s we’re committed to listening carefully to our customers so that we can invest in what matters to them, and I’m pleased by the response we’ve had so far to our proposals for a store in Southwell.

“We have considered the valuable feedback the local community has provided via this consultation and further shaped our proposals before submitting our planning application.

“If the district council grant permission for our scheme, we aim to start construction early next year and to open our store in the autumn of 2022.”

However, concerns have been raised that the store could have an impact on a “nationally protected view” in the town.

The new store is expected to create up to 109 parking spaces.

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