Plans for a Morrisons at the former Focus DIY store in Monument Hill have been resubmitted to Elmbridge Council.

The new application includes a smaller food store, reduced roof height, a new car park management scheme and new trees to be planted.

The Weybridge Society raised major concerns about the size of the development, traffic, parking, need and impact on local shops.

Dave Arnold, joint chairman of the Weybridge Society, said: “The society recognises that the old Focus site needs to be developed and the benefits of Morrisons bringing its unique brand of food store to Weybridge.

“The company has taken note of the huge opposition to its previous plans. It has scaled down the height and mass so that it is less overpowering and fits in more appropriately to the Monument Hill street scene.

“However, the store is not much smaller than the rejected application and will have a major impact on Weybridge.”

Richard Haynes, development executive for Morrisons, said: “We have listened, learned and made many positive changes as a result [of previous feedback].

“We now have a scheme that is right for Weybridge and our investment will support the town by increasing footfall to the town centre as well as creating approximately 300 new jobs.”

The new application can be viewed on Elmbridge Council’s website, using reference 2013/1611.