Plans for new Asda store at Raunds could be approved tonight

Plans for a new foodstore on the outskirts of Raunds could be approved by councillors tonight (Wednesday).

Tuesday, 8th March 2016, 3:11 pm
Updated Tuesday, 8th March 2016, 3:16 pm

Planning officers had recommended that the proposals for a new Asda store at Warth Park just off the A45 in London Road, Raunds, were approved subject to a number of conditions at a meeting last month.

The plans for a 24-hour foodstore with a petrol filling station, jet wash, customer car park, service yard and associated landscaping were discussed by East Northants Council’s planning management committee, but members decided to defer the plans for further consideration.

They said they wanted to allow more time for discussion of the design and roof form of the foodstore, the feasibility of providing a layby for the bus-stop and the number of parking spaces.

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Further consideration has since been given to the issues raised and the plans are due to be discussed for a second time tonight.

If councillors go with the planning officer’s recommendation to approve the plans, the new foodstore is expected to create about 40 part and full-time jobs.

Tonight’s meeting starts at 7pm in the council chamber at East Northamptonshire House, Cedar Drive, Thrapston.

Northants Telegraph reporter Stephanie Weaver will be at the meeting.

Follow @weaver_steph on Twitter for updates from the meeting and to find out if the Asda plans are given the go-ahead.