Sefton Council’s planning committee has approved plans for retail giant Sainsbury’s to build a huge new superstore Meols Kop retail park.

Councillors voted 11-3 last night in favour of the scheme which critics claim will have a huge impact on the town centre’s shopping habits.

John Pugh and many Kew residents were against the supermarket that will create 400 new jobs.

ots-southport-sainsburys lord streetSainsbury’s representatives said that the lord street store will remain open for a minimum of 5 more years

Sainsbury’s will now proceed with plans to build the 11,089 square metre supermarket following the demolition of the current Homebase store and two adjacent units at the retail park with the aim to open early 2016.

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