Sainsbury’s new Hull Road store plans go on view

An artist's impression of how the new Sainsbury’s store in Hull Road could look

A plan view of the new Sainsbury’s store in Hull Road

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A PUBLIC exhibition about a supermarket’s plans for a York site has been held.

Sainsbury’s launched the event yesterday to tell local residents about how plans to convert the current B&Q store into a supermarket will work.

The exhibition was open yesterday from 11am to 7pm at St Thomas’s Church, Osbaldwick, and continues today from 11am until 4pm.

On Thursday, an invitation-only stakeholders’ event gave immediate neighbours a chance to preview the plans.

Sainsbury’s staff said they had seen a lot of interest in their plans, with more than 100 people visiting their exhibition in the first few hours of the event yesterday, from Osbaldwick and the wider area.

The supermarket wants to turn the existing building into a new Sainsbury’s foodstore with about 60,000 sq ft of sales space, around 490 car parking spaces, cash machines, a customer café, and two electric vehicle charging bays.

Residents visiting the exhibition have mixed views on the scheme, with some welcoming the supermarket but others concerned about the effect if could have on traffic nearby.

Brian Johnson, from Osbaldwick Lane, went to the exhibition on Friday afternoon.

He said: “It would be good to have a big shop in the local area. We have to go to Monks Cross at the moment, or to Morrison’s.

“The new store will be very good for parking.

“I am disabled, and they are doubling the amount of disabled parking spaces at the store.”

But Joy Smith, from Tranby Avenue, said she had concerns about increased traffic for Hull Road.

She said: “Hull Road does get very congested, but until the supermarket is there, we won’t know how bad it will get.”

A spokesman for Sainsbury’s said once the consultation responses had been considered they planned to submit a planning application for the site by the end of March.

The proposals include demolition of the garden centre and trade yard to make room for more car parking, installing glass panelling on the front of the building, and removing some of the orange signs on the store.

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11:49am Sat 25 Jan 14

matroom says...

Bring it on i say.
Bring it on i say. matroom
  • Score: 8

11:51am Sat 25 Jan 14

AnotherPointofView says...

Final paragraph: "installing glass panelling on the front of the building, and removing some of the orange signs on the store."

Removing the orange (B&Q) signs and replacing them with......... orange Sainsbury's signs. That's really radical.
Final paragraph: "installing glass panelling on the front of the building, and removing some of the orange signs on the store." Removing the orange (B&Q) signs and replacing them with......... orange Sainsbury's signs. That's really radical. AnotherPointofView
  • Score: 19

12:12pm Sat 25 Jan 14

smudge2 says...

Get on with it and stop wasting taxpayers money with these ridiculous public forums so that the green cardigan brigade can raise stupid objections...York needs the jobs and it is have good re use off this building.
Get on with it and stop wasting taxpayers money with these ridiculous public forums so that the green cardigan brigade can raise stupid objections...York needs the jobs and it is have good re use off this building. smudge2
  • Score: -31

1:12pm Sat 25 Jan 14

JHardacre says...

Given that CYC owns the land won't they be giving planning permission to themselves? How do 'vested interests' get taken into account. Shouldn't the consideration of planning permission be independent on such occasions?
Given that CYC owns the land won't they be giving planning permission to themselves? How do 'vested interests' get taken into account. Shouldn't the consideration of planning permission be independent on such occasions? JHardacre
  • Score: 7

2:27pm Sat 25 Jan 14

marvell says...

Imaginative...very imaginative...

Basically take the existing footprint of the B&Q building, replace it with a Sainsbury's building, utilise the existing car parking space for... wait for it... car parking and you have a masterstroke of design and urban retail regeneration !

I ask you... !
Imaginative...very imaginative... Basically take the existing footprint of the B&Q building, replace it with a Sainsbury's building, utilise the existing car parking space for... wait for it... car parking and you have a masterstroke of design and urban retail regeneration ! I ask you... ! marvell
  • Score: 13

6:32pm Sat 25 Jan 14

SteveGYork says...

To reduce Hull Road congestion needs an entrance just after the fuel station rather than going to the lights!
To reduce Hull Road congestion needs an entrance just after the fuel station rather than going to the lights! SteveGYork
  • Score: 11

7:00pm Sat 25 Jan 14

ouseswimmer says...

SteveGYork wrote:
To reduce Hull Road congestion needs an entrance just after the fuel station rather than going to the lights!
Yes excellent idea though how long with the fuel station last once Sainsbury's start selling petrol there? York seems to be opening a lot of supermarkets in the last few years. Could we soon see an obesity problem?
[quote][p][bold]SteveGYork[/bold] wrote: To reduce Hull Road congestion needs an entrance just after the fuel station rather than going to the lights![/p][/quote]Yes excellent idea though how long with the fuel station last once Sainsbury's start selling petrol there? York seems to be opening a lot of supermarkets in the last few years. Could we soon see an obesity problem? ouseswimmer
  • Score: -2

3:15am Sun 26 Jan 14

Magicman! says...

AnotherPointofView wrote:
Final paragraph: "installing glass panelling on the front of the building, and removing some of the orange signs on the store."

Removing the orange (B&Q) signs and replacing them with......... orange Sainsbury's signs. That's really radical.
it's what makes the world go round....
[quote][p][bold]AnotherPointofView[/bold] wrote: Final paragraph: "installing glass panelling on the front of the building, and removing some of the orange signs on the store." Removing the orange (B&Q) signs and replacing them with......... orange Sainsbury's signs. That's really radical.[/p][/quote]it's what makes the world go round.... Magicman!
  • Score: 6

3:19am Sun 26 Jan 14

Magicman! says...

SteveGYork wrote:
To reduce Hull Road congestion needs an entrance just after the fuel station rather than going to the lights!
To reduce congestion they could change the entire junction for a roundabout.... or at least get rid of the traffic signal phase for traffic from the inbound Hull Road can U-turn to the outbound Hull Road - since the Sport Village was built and the Park and Ride junction was expanded to allow right-turning from the P&R exit onto outbound Hull Road, that U-turn phase has not been required and just wastes everybody's time.
[quote][p][bold]SteveGYork[/bold] wrote: To reduce Hull Road congestion needs an entrance just after the fuel station rather than going to the lights![/p][/quote]To reduce congestion they could change the entire junction for a roundabout.... or at least get rid of the traffic signal phase for traffic from the inbound Hull Road can U-turn to the outbound Hull Road - since the Sport Village was built and the Park and Ride junction was expanded to allow right-turning from the P&R exit onto outbound Hull Road, that U-turn phase has not been required and just wastes everybody's time. Magicman!
  • Score: 3

11:02am Sun 26 Jan 14

hustler says...

ouseswimmer wrote:
SteveGYork wrote:
To reduce Hull Road congestion needs an entrance just after the fuel station rather than going to the lights!
Yes excellent idea though how long with the fuel station last once Sainsbury's start selling petrol there? York seems to be opening a lot of supermarkets in the last few years. Could we soon see an obesity problem?
I didn't think the Sainsbury's proposal included a filling station?
[quote][p][bold]ouseswimmer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SteveGYork[/bold] wrote: To reduce Hull Road congestion needs an entrance just after the fuel station rather than going to the lights![/p][/quote]Yes excellent idea though how long with the fuel station last once Sainsbury's start selling petrol there? York seems to be opening a lot of supermarkets in the last few years. Could we soon see an obesity problem?[/p][/quote]I didn't think the Sainsbury's proposal included a filling station? hustler
  • Score: 5

7:20pm Sun 26 Jan 14

ouseswimmer says...

hustler wrote:
ouseswimmer wrote:
SteveGYork wrote: To reduce Hull Road congestion needs an entrance just after the fuel station rather than going to the lights!
Yes excellent idea though how long with the fuel station last once Sainsbury's start selling petrol there? York seems to be opening a lot of supermarkets in the last few years. Could we soon see an obesity problem?
I didn't think the Sainsbury's proposal included a filling station?
Have you ever seen a large superstore Sainsbury's without a filling station?
[quote][p][bold]hustler[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ouseswimmer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SteveGYork[/bold] wrote: To reduce Hull Road congestion needs an entrance just after the fuel station rather than going to the lights![/p][/quote]Yes excellent idea though how long with the fuel station last once Sainsbury's start selling petrol there? York seems to be opening a lot of supermarkets in the last few years. Could we soon see an obesity problem?[/p][/quote]I didn't think the Sainsbury's proposal included a filling station?[/p][/quote]Have you ever seen a large superstore Sainsbury's without a filling station? ouseswimmer
  • Score: -2

10:05pm Sun 26 Jan 14

hustler says...

ouseswimmer wrote:
hustler wrote:
ouseswimmer wrote:
SteveGYork wrote: To reduce Hull Road congestion needs an entrance just after the fuel station rather than going to the lights!
Yes excellent idea though how long with the fuel station last once Sainsbury's start selling petrol there? York seems to be opening a lot of supermarkets in the last few years. Could we soon see an obesity problem?
I didn't think the Sainsbury's proposal included a filling station?
Have you ever seen a large superstore Sainsbury's without a filling station?
I don't really tend to take a lot of notice to be honest, I know the store at Monks Cross has one, as do most large supermarkets, granted. But there's nothing in the article above, or the one from Friday which mentions one.
[quote][p][bold]ouseswimmer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hustler[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ouseswimmer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SteveGYork[/bold] wrote: To reduce Hull Road congestion needs an entrance just after the fuel station rather than going to the lights![/p][/quote]Yes excellent idea though how long with the fuel station last once Sainsbury's start selling petrol there? York seems to be opening a lot of supermarkets in the last few years. Could we soon see an obesity problem?[/p][/quote]I didn't think the Sainsbury's proposal included a filling station?[/p][/quote]Have you ever seen a large superstore Sainsbury's without a filling station?[/p][/quote]I don't really tend to take a lot of notice to be honest, I know the store at Monks Cross has one, as do most large supermarkets, granted. But there's nothing in the article above, or the one from Friday which mentions one. hustler
  • Score: 2

5:09pm Mon 27 Jan 14

meme says...

Great idea...........Just get on with it esp a new entrance to avoid the traffic lights and bring new jobs to York
Great idea...........Just get on with it esp a new entrance to avoid the traffic lights and bring new jobs to York meme
  • Score: 0

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