Morrisons submits formal planning application for Weybridge site
Food chain Morrisons has submitted an official planning application to develop the former Focus DIY store in Weybridge.
The company hopes Elmbridge Council will determine the application later this year, so that the food store can be open in time for Christmas 2013.
Morrisons held a public consultation on its plans to redevelop the former Focus DIY site in May, which received strong local interest.
The proposed design was altered as a direct result of the feedback received. The chain reduced the height of the entrance feature in Monument Hill and changed the design of part of the rear section of the store near Baker Street.
Richard Haynes, development executive for Morrisons, said: “Our proposals will revitalise the former Focus site in Weybridge, creating jobs, delivering investment and helping to boost the town.
“It is a strong proposition for the town and will increase affordable fresh food choice for local people.”
The opening is expected to create 300 new part-time and full-time jobs will be created and £3.5m of local investment is expected.
The scheme includes 220 car parking spaces, with 1.5 hours of free parking, for shoppers using the store.
Visit elmbridge.gov.uk to view the plans.