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Alsager Sainsburys Plans Withdrawn

sainsbury alsager plans withdrawnSainsburys have withdrawn the plans which they put in with Cheshire East Council for a new store in Alsager. This store is topical as it has really divided opinion in Alsager on if residents support or oppose the plans for a new Sainsburys supermarket.

Sainsburys say they have withdrawn the plans in Alsager to allow them time to act upon some of the issues highlighted in the planning report, however they will submit the plans again in the future. It will be interesting to see if Sainsburys sticks to the original plans for a store in Alsager or looks for a new site, which could see them moving a few 100 yards up Talke Road into Newcastle-under-Lyme.

Some residents in Alsager feared that there was not enough demand for a new supermarket with the Co-Op undergoing improvements and the provision of Tesco, Kidsgrove. Others, however believed that a new Sainsbuys would attract shoppers from areas like Kidsgrove to Alsager and improve their local economy. What is interesting is that any development in Alsager like this will be sure to have an impact on Kidsgrove. Quite if Kidsgrove residents will be feeling the same as Alsager residents on hearing this news is quite hard to tell.

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+3 #2 Andrew Cliffe 2013-06-03 16:33
Quoting Mrs Yvonne Williamso:
Brilliant News - We don't want a Sainsbury's in Alsager. We have a new Co-op and a Tesco at Kidsgrove so why would anyone think we needed yet another Supermarket!


Ill tell you why we need another supermarket; Sainsbury’s are a lot cheaper than co-op and a lot fresher. Tesco is in kidsgrove not Alsager to which is also in another county. Alsager has no petrol stations that can compete competitively with prices so this would have helped. I believe it is bad when you have to travel 6 miles into Newcastle to get competitive petrol prices. Having the Sainsbury’s in alsager would help our local economy. No other county cares about ours so i don’t care about theirs. Simples.
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-6 #1 Mrs Yvonne Williamso 2013-04-20 17:51
Brilliant News - We don't want a Sainsbury's in Alsager. We have a new Co-op and a Tesco at Kidsgrove so why would anyone think we needed yet another Supermarket!
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