New supermarket plans to be unveiled to the public

Site: The B&Q superstore in Bamber Bridge will be split in two for a new Morrisons
Site: The B&Q superstore in Bamber Bridge will be split in two for a new Morrisons

Plans to divide a DIY superstore in two to make way for a supermarket will be revealed to the public later this month.

B&Q and Morrisons are preparing plans to divide the existing B&Q store on Craven Drive, Bamber Bridge into a smaller B&Q store and a new Fresh Format Morrisons foodstore.

The plans mean the future of B&Q in Bamber Bridge will be secured and 300 jobs will be created at the new Morrisons.

Two public consultation events will take place for people to view and discuss the proposals, prior to the planning application being submitted to South Ribble Council.

Plans and details of the scheme will be on display and members of the professional team will be on hand to discuss the plans and answer questions. Morrisons development executive Richard Bakes said: “We are delighted to have the opportunity to develop a stunning all-new Fresh Format concept sore that will create around 300 additional local job opportunities. We hope for a good turnout at the event, as we are interested to hear what local people think of the proposal.”

Scott Sharp, divisional director west for B&Q, added: “Our new concept store will include new features to inspire our customers and help them undertake their home improvements.

“Our exciting partnership with Morrisons will safeguard the future of our Bamber Bridge store and our employees.”

The sessions will be held on Monday October 21 between 6pm and 8pm and on Tuesday October 22 between 10am and 5pm.

They will both take place at St Saviour’s Church in Church Road, Bamber Bridge.