Oakham Sainsbury's rejection to be reviewed

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Sainsbury's said the store will create 300 full and part time jobs

Plans for a major new supermarket in Rutland will go before a full council after being rejected by planners.

The 30,000 sq ft Sainsbury's store on the Oakham Bypass was turned down by Rutland County Council's development control committee earlier this week.

Members said the land was intended for industrial use and it was concerned by its out of town location.

The issue will be reconsidered after four councillors asked for it to go before the full council.

Council officers had recommended the store, at the junction of Lands End Way and the bypass and including 240 parking spaces and a petrol station, should be rejected.

In making their four-to-three decision, several members of the committee acknowledged the high levels of popular support.

Sainsbury's said the plans were backed by most residents and would create 300 full and part-time jobs.

The council said a date for the full meeting would be announced shortly.

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