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In the news: Plans approved for the erection of new Morrisons store in Wickford Town Centre

At a meeting of Basildon Council's Planning Committee on Wednesday 28 September 2022, plans were approved for the demolition of the recently vacated Co-operative store in Wickford Town Centre and erection of new store, Morrisons.

Morrisons are a supermarket chain selling food, grocery and household items as well as toiletries, newspapers and magazines. They also have a pharmacy, cafe and cash machine facilities.

The new development will see an associated home delivery pod, rear service yard and plant equipment, reconfiguration and resurfacing of the existing car park to provide vehicle and cycle spaces, improvement works to pedestrian and structured landscaping, and replacement tree planting.

Councillor Richard Moore, Cabinet Member for Strategic Planning and Infrastructure said "The development of a new Morrisons in Wickford Town Centre is extremely positive and has been widely supported by Wickford's residents. Not only will it be a larger and more established store, the new building will also enhance the appearance of the site.

"The new store will hugely increase footfall, generate new jobs for residents while supporting wider objectives on the regeneration of Wickford Town Centre. We will keep residents updated on when works are due to commence."

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Published on 3 October 2022