Hereford & Worcester

Sainsbury's Ledbury development plans go on show

Plans for two new developments in a Herefordshire town have gone on show as part of public consultation.

Supermarket giant Sainsbury's is proposing to redevelop a site on New Mills Industrial Estate, in Ledbury.

The company wants to build a supermarket and petrol station which it says would create 220 jobs.

The site is currently occupied by agricultural manufacturing firm Galebreaker, which wants to relocate within the town to larger premises.

Galebreaker company bosses say all of their staff would be retained and relocated as part of the move and several new posts will be created.

More choice

The public exhibition has been organised so people can view the plans and discuss the proposals with the project team.

The exhibition is being held at Ledbury Community Hall, in Lawnside Road, from 09:00 to 14:00 BST.

Michael Adenmosun, regional development executive for Sainsbury's, said: "By providing more local supermarket choice we would save people travelling to neighbouring towns to do their main food shop."

Jeremy Scudamore, managing director of Galebreaker, added: "We are looking to stay in Ledbury and hope the public will support our plans."

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