Worthing supermarket set to be expanded

A large expansion of a supermarket is set to be given the go-ahead, less than a year after it was opened.

Morrisons in Newland Street, Worthing, wants to increase the retail space within the store by around a fifth.

The store only opened in August last year after the firm took over the site from Co-op and spent three months renovating the building.

Plans being considered by Worthing Borough Council would also see the construction of two new individual shops and a new café.

The shop units and main store expansion will be built in the car park to the east of the building with 48 car parking spaces from the current 374 capacity set to go.

The east side extension of the building would be the new location for the checkout area, customer services and toilets and would also form a new entrance lobby with a 9m high clock tower.

The proposed single storey café would be built on the south side of the building replacing the current entrance from Newland Road.

Solar panels would also be installed at the site to ensure the development meets a requirement to obtain 10% of its energy demands from renewable sources.

Council planning officers have recommended the planning committee grant permission for the proposals when it meets on Tuesday.

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5:09pm Sun 30 May 10

garyc says...

just what we need
just what we need garyc

7:46pm Sun 30 May 10

Gentleman Jim says...

Agreed, the more competition the better for customers
Agreed, the more competition the better for customers Gentleman Jim

8:43pm Sun 30 May 10

sparky_2004 says...

Which idiot thinks its better for the customer? - Oh, it's Jim fom BRIGHTON...lol

Of course whilst the supermarkets expand, local shops close down.

Typical shortsighted tosser thinking!
Which idiot thinks its better for the customer? - Oh, it's Jim fom BRIGHTON...lol Of course whilst the supermarkets expand, local shops close down. Typical shortsighted tosser thinking! sparky_2004

8:02am Mon 31 May 10

davyboy says...

sparky_2004 wrote:
Which idiot thinks its better for the customer? - Oh, it's Jim fom BRIGHTON...lol

Of course whilst the supermarkets expand, local shops close down.

Typical shortsighted tosser thinking!
why would local shops close down? they would have already, if the supermarket was having that much impact. all they are trying to do is a slight increase in sales space, and offer a cafe and two more independant stores. it is more like a re-configuration of the interior to offer a better customer experience.
[quote][p][bold]sparky_2004[/bold] wrote: Which idiot thinks its better for the customer? - Oh, it's Jim fom BRIGHTON...lol Of course whilst the supermarkets expand, local shops close down. Typical shortsighted tosser thinking![/p][/quote]why would local shops close down? they would have already, if the supermarket was having that much impact. all they are trying to do is a slight increase in sales space, and offer a cafe and two more independant stores. it is more like a re-configuration of the interior to offer a better customer experience. davyboy

10:35am Mon 31 May 10

Brian E Sewers says...

More ppl are moving to the coast from croydon and surrey we need bigger stores to cope end of
More ppl are moving to the coast from croydon and surrey we need bigger stores to cope end of Brian E Sewers

10:37am Mon 31 May 10

Lil says...

Actually, this doesn't sound too bad. I live fairly centrally in Worthing and until Morrisons opened for some things I had to drive to Sainsburys (Lyon's Fm) or Tescos (Durrington) -- now as I work in the middle of Worthing I do all my shopping in the town, my greengrocers is on my doorstep, bakers on my way to work, and I can get the last bits and pieces in Morrisons at lunch time on foot.

Much more sustainable than having to drive to an out of town site.

Plus it will tidy up another scruffy corner of Broadwater Road/Newlands Road, if only Teville Gate could be knocked down already and redeveloped into a multiplex and some restaurants, that'd be nice... Still, better not hold my breath!
Actually, this doesn't sound too bad. I live fairly centrally in Worthing and until Morrisons opened for some things I had to drive to Sainsburys (Lyon's Fm) or Tescos (Durrington) -- now as I work in the middle of Worthing I do all my shopping in the town, my greengrocers is on my doorstep, bakers on my way to work, and I can get the last bits and pieces in Morrisons at lunch time on foot. Much more sustainable than having to drive to an out of town site. Plus it will tidy up another scruffy corner of Broadwater Road/Newlands Road, if only Teville Gate could be knocked down already and redeveloped into a multiplex and some restaurants, that'd be nice... Still, better not hold my breath! Lil

1:34pm Mon 31 May 10

tilburyre says...

Rubbish, Sparky_2004, and what does it matter if local shops close anyway? I'm sick of this "support your local small shopkeeper" nonsense. They put the craftsman and tradesman out of business - now it is their turn. If they're good enough they survive. I know of a small local butcher who moved from a village to a county town; within three months Tesco closed their meat counter because they couldn't compete. Only over-priced small shops that give bad service are put out of business by a supermarket.

Certainly don't hold your breath, Lil. Teville Gate is too far from the town centre to ever be anything like that. Time to build low-cost housing there rather than any sort of commercial multiplex.
Rubbish, Sparky_2004, and what does it matter if local shops close anyway? I'm sick of this "support your local small shopkeeper" nonsense. They put the craftsman and tradesman out of business - now it is their turn. If they're good enough they survive. I know of a small local butcher who moved from a village to a county town; within three months Tesco closed their meat counter because they couldn't compete. Only over-priced small shops that give bad service are put out of business by a supermarket. Certainly don't hold your breath, Lil. Teville Gate is too far from the town centre to ever be anything like that. Time to build low-cost housing there rather than any sort of commercial multiplex. tilburyre

7:27pm Mon 31 May 10

jiving says...

sparky_2004 wrote:
Which idiot thinks its better for the customer? - Oh, it's Jim fom BRIGHTON...lol Of course whilst the supermarkets expand, local shops close down. Typical shortsighted tosser thinking!
hey theres no need for that...everyone is entitled to their own opinion.
[quote][p][bold]sparky_2004[/bold] wrote: Which idiot thinks its better for the customer? - Oh, it's Jim fom BRIGHTON...lol Of course whilst the supermarkets expand, local shops close down. Typical shortsighted tosser thinking![/p][/quote]hey theres no need for that...everyone is entitled to their own opinion. jiving

11:49pm Mon 31 May 10

Gordon Blimey says...

Probably the most exciting news to hit Worthing in years!
Probably the most exciting news to hit Worthing in years! Gordon Blimey

8:21am Tue 1 Jun 10

Made In Sussex says...

And the prize goes to Gordon Blimey ...for the most predictable comment from a Brightonian about somewhere outside Brighton..
And the prize goes to Gordon Blimey ...for the most predictable comment from a Brightonian about somewhere outside Brighton.. Made In Sussex

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