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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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