Sheerwater residents invited to discuss Asda plans
By mattcollison | Friday, September 07, 2012, 17:31
A PUBLIC consultation is taking place at a Sheerwater school to allow residents to discuss proposals for a new supermarket.
A public consultation is taking place to discuss Asda's proposal.
The supermarket wants to open a store in Sheerwater
Asda has been staging the first of its two-day consultations at Bishop David Brown School in Albert Drive today (September 7).
The supermarket giant plans to open a store in Albert Drive as part of a major redevelopment of Sheerwater which includes new entrance to Bishop David Brown School and a new road for better access for lorries from the M25.
Design displays were put up in the school as part of the consultation which took place from 3.30pm until 7pm on Friday (September 6) and continues from 10am to 2pm on Saturday (September 7).
Oliver Jones, senior property communications manager for Asda, said: "Our plans provide us with a great opportunity to improve what we offer our customers in Sheerwater. Not only will a new store create hundreds of new jobs for the local community but it will also stock many more of our products, all at our famous low prices.
"At Asda we're absolutely committed to being active members of the local community and as part of this commitment we'll be undertaking public consultation on our plans later this year. We'd really like to have the new store open by Christmas 2013 and can confirm that our plans won't affect our existing neighbourhood store at the Lion Retail Park."