15 July 2010
Leading transport and traffic consultants, Savell Bird & Axon (SBA) has helped gain planning permission for supermarket giant, Sainsbury’s to open two stores in the East of England.
At Ely in Cambridgeshire a new 47,000 square foot food store was approved by an overwhelming 10-2 at committee, with support from key stakeholders including the Ely Traders Association and the Ely Society.
Planning permission has also been granted for a food store in King’s Lynn, Norfolk where consent was granted for a 70,000 square foot food store.
Savell Bird & Axon, part of the WYG Group, provides all transport and traffic advice to Sainsbury’s for their East of England region. This includes promoting new store and extension opportunities to ensure that Sainsbury’s meet its ambitious expansion and development requirements.
Mike Axon from Savell Bird & Axon, said: “As one of the UK’s leading transport specialists, we are delighted to support Sainsbury’s with its planning proposals in the East of England region. Arranging planning consent for these two latest stores required full engagement with the public and other key stakeholders to ensure everyone was informed and had chance to contribute to the discussions.”
Photograph: Illustration of Sainsbury’s Kings Lynn. Architect: CHQ Partnership Ltd