£40m Leek scheme approved

Published:  13 May, 2011

STAFFORDSHIRE: A Sainsbury's-led out-of-town superstore scheme can now go-ahead after the final planning hurdle was cleared.

Staffordshire Moorlands Council gave the green light to the proposals, which also include building more than 100 homes on the Churnet Works site, off Macclesfield Road in Leek.

The supermarket giant ran into protests from local residents who staged demonstrations over planned alterations to the town's road network.

It will now fund £1m of highway changes, which are subject to a separate agreement with Staffordshire County Council.

Sainsbury's regional development executive, Michael Adenmosun, said: "Our first priority is to build the new employment units and then open the Sainsbury's store. We will finalise our construction programme over the coming months."

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