Update: As of 23 June, it looks like the application has been pulled. We’ll add more info if we hear any more.
There is a planning application lodged with the council to change 21-23 Chatsworth Road – currently William Hill – into an A1 Retail Use.
The application drawings look like the intention is to turn it into a metro/local style supermarket. The property is already one of the largest on the street. The plans submitted look to extend it, put in a lift to the basement storage area and build an instore bakery. There are also drawings for air conditioning and chiller unit outlets. All this suggests major investment and a metro/local style supermarket.
We are trying to find out more information and to get confirmation if it is for a Sainsbury’s Local or Tesco Metro/Express store but so far we haven’t been able to get any more information.
If our assumptions are correct we would be really interested to see what people think. You can comment below or on our Facebook page.