Decision on South Molton supermarket due next week

NORTH Devon Councillors are set to make a decision about the future of South Molton s Central Car Park area at a meeting next week. On Tuesday, the council s Executive committee will be asked to decide which supermarket – Tesco, Morrisons or Sainsbury s

NORTH Devon Councillors are set to make a decision about the future of South Molton's Central Car Park area at a meeting next week.

On Tuesday, the council's Executive committee will be asked to decide which supermarket - Tesco, Morrisons or Sainsbury's - will be invited to build a store in the town.

Although Sainsbury's last month announced it intends to re-develop the town's existing Somerfield store, representatives of the firm have recently met with South Molton town councillors to express their interest in building a bigger store on the cattle market site.

North Devon Council executive director Steve Pitcher told the Gazette that members would have a series of choices to make at the meeting but was confident that there was now sufficient information "on the table" to enable councillors to make a decision on which store should come to the town.


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"Three major players have expresses an interest in coming to South Molton and this can only be good news for the town," he said.

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