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Sainsbury's Crosby superstore plan considered

Sainsbury's store
Image caption The new store will be three times larger than the current one

Plans to build a new Sainsbury's superstore in a Merseyside village are being considered by councillors.

The proposals for the store in Crosby include building a 50,000 sq ft shop on Moor Lane with spaces for more than 400 cars underneath and on Allengate.

The company is also planning to build 11 retail units on the site of the current store and a multi-storey car park off Church Road.

Sefton Council planners will look at the application on Wednesday evening.

The proposals have divided opinion in Crosby, with supporters saying it will provide much-needed regeneration for the village, and those against saying the store is too big for the area.

Sainsbury's has said the new store will create 150 new jobs for local people.

It said if plans were approved by the council it would start construction in early 2011, with the site being completed by spring 2012.

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