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Plans unveiled for new Asda store

A public exhibition and consultation exercise on the new Asda store at Dragonville, has been taking place at the Laurel Avenue Community Centre.
Philip Bartram, senior property communications manager for Asda Retail Development with a map of the new development.

A public exhibition and consultation exercise on the new Asda store at Dragonville, has been taking place at the Laurel Avenue Community Centre. Philip Bartram, senior property communications manager for Asda Retail Development with a map of the new development.

SUPERMARKET bosses unveiled plans for a multimillion pound new store in Durham City.

Asda is looking to build on the former Mono Containers factory site in Dragon Lane, Dragonville, just yards away from a Tesco Extra superstore.

The company is looking to submit a planning application to Durham County Council in the next few months.

If planning permission is secured, Asda hopes to take on 400 full and part-time workers and to open the store early in 2016. The 45,000sq ft will be bigger than the company’s store at Stanley.

Asda says its proposals will help regenerate a derelict site. A public exhibition was held on Friday in the Laurel Avenue Community Centre, on the Sherburn Road Estate.

As well as people interested in the planning application, many visitors enquired about job opportunities. A petrol station is also planned for the store.

 

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