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Braintree: Planners recommend refusal for Sainsbury's plans
9:00am Wednesday 13th March 2013 in News
Sainsbury's is consulting a top lawyer after planners recommended its plans for a superstore be thrown out.
Town centre shops will suffer if the retailer is allowed to redevelop the Broomhills Industrial Estate store, off Rayne Road, Braintree, argue Braintree Council planning officers.
They feared it could force the closure of Morrisons - which hopes to expand its George Yard store - and said Sainsbury’s had not looked at alternative sites in Braintree and Halstead.
Councillors on the planning committee are due to discuss the plans on Tuesday.