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Sainsbury's revised Bristol store plans to go on show

New Sainsbury's supermarket mock-up
Image caption The new supermarket could be built at Ashton Gate in Bristol

Plans for a new Sainsbury's supermarket at Ashton Gate in Bristol are to go on show to the public.

In July councillors rejected the original plans for what would have been the South West's biggest supermarket.

The new plans include improved pedestrian access from Ashton Road and a bus stop at the store entrance.

The sale of the land, currently home to Bristol City Football Club, would help fund a proposed move to a new stadium at nearby Ashton Vale.

Bruno Moore, from Sainsbury's, said the firm had listened to concerns and tried to make the store more environmentally friendly.

"We tried to tip the balance in the site in relation to people not using cars so we brought buses right into the heart of the site.

"We've reduced the overall level of car parking in the site, we've put in a cycle hub which is right next to the entrance of the store and put in a number of car charging points for electric vehicles."

The firm has also promised to work more closely with traders on nearby North Street and East Street.

Pip Sheard from Stop Sainsbury's said they wanted councillors to reject the plans which would mark the third attempt to build a store on Ashton Gate.

"What happens is you lose things like the greengrocers and the bread shop and you end up with loads of second hand shops and it's not a vibrant high street," she said.

The plans will be on show at Sainsbury's current store on Winterstoke Road and at the Southville Centre on Friday and Saturday.

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