Public given latest news on supermarket plans

SHARING PLANS . . . Pictured at the exhibition (l-r) are Laura Dixon, HR manager at Sainsbury's, Hamilton; Liz Hunter and Sarah Wright, both consultants for the company and Michelle Dix, property communications for Sainsbury's.
SHARING PLANS . . . Pictured at the exhibition (l-r) are Laura Dixon, HR manager at Sainsbury's, Hamilton; Liz Hunter and Sarah Wright, both consultants for the company and Michelle Dix, property communications for Sainsbury's.
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SUPERMARKET giants Sainsbury was in Motherwell’s Moorings Hotel recently for the second round of public exhibitions.

Around 100 members of the public showed up at the venue last Friday and Saturday to hear about the planning changes that the supermarket is making to its proposed store on the site of the former bus depot in Hamilton Road.

Over 200 people attended the first round of public exhibitions in April with 80 per cent in support of the proposals, but the general feeling was the location of the store site was not right.

Sainsbury’s has amended the proposals so the store is now located on the western part of the site, further away from residential properties.

Those visiting the exhibition were shown plans with and without a petrol filling station and were asked to pick the one they preferred.

The store will provide up to 300 job opportunities, representing a significant employment boost to Motherwell and the wider North Lanarkshire economy.

Sainsbury’s are expected to announce the results of this second consultation process in due course.

Residents who want to share their opinion on the plans can do so via www.sainsburys-motherwell.co.uk.