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Support for Ledbury supermarket plan tops 1,000
OVER a thousand people have put their names to a petition backing plans for the construction of a Sainsbury's superstore in Ledbury, campaigners say.
Advocates Ledbury Supports Sainsburys (LESS) support the supermarket chain's proposals to build a 30,000 sq ft retail store and petrol station on Leadon Way.
A formal application has been submitted to Herefordshire Council and is expected to be determined sometime before April.
LESS spokesman Colin Marschall said the petition has reached 1,100 names and is expected to grow over the coming weeks.
He said: “LESS believes that the new store is crucial to cater to the needs of the community and the on-going expansion of the town, both in terms of choice, new jobs and a new petrol station.
“Nearly everyone we speak to says that the store will be a welcome addition and we are keen to keep increasing the number of signatures on our popular petition before we hand it in to the council.”
Opponents of the plans argue that, if granted, a Sainsbury's superstore would have a damaging affect on Ledbury's town centre trade.
For more information on the LESS campaign, visit www.ledburysupportssainsburys.co.uk or contact 0800 975 5299.