Decision time for store plan

Protesters objecting to the proposed Sainsburys at Valley Road, Hebden Bridge.
Protesters objecting to the proposed Sainsburys at Valley Road, Hebden Bridge.

A proposed supermarket development that residents deemed ‘horrendous’ has been recommended for approval at next week’s planning committee meeting.

The £1.5m proposal, submitted by Eshton Gregory (Hebden Bridge) Limited and Sainsbury’s Supermarkets Limited, has proposed that a Sainsbury’s supermarket be built on the former Hebden Bridge Fire Station site on Valley Road.

Members of the ‘Save Our Shops - Say No to Sainsbury’s’ campaign have been rallying since last year to stop the proposed supermarket being built and will be attending the meeting on Tuesday September, 16 at Halifax Town Hall.