October 24th, 2016

Rugby Tavern Sainsbury’s store gets go-ahead

Rugby Tavern Sainsbury’s store gets go-ahead Rugby Tavern Sainsbury’s store gets go-ahead
Photo J Thomas (Creative Commons Licence).
Updated: 8:27 am, Nov 11, 2015

PLANS to build a supermarket next to a Cubbington pub have been given the go ahead despite objections from neighbours.

Sainsbury’s is looking to open a local store next to the Rugby Tavern including creating extra parking spaces behind the pub.

Warwick District Council planning committee granted permission when it considered the application on Tuesday (November 10).

The proposals include extending the number of car parking spaces to 58 which would be shared between the new store and the pub.

The council received more than 80 objections – including from Cubbington Parish Council – highlighting concerns ranging from increased traffic to the impact on existing shops in the village and at nearby Crown Way in Lillington.

There is also concern about the effect on the planned redevelopment of the Comptons Garage, a couple of hundred metres down the road, which is also set to include a convenience store.

Tesco already has a local store at the site of the former Walnut Tree pub – less than a kilometre from the proposed Sainsbury’s store.

But supporters argued the new store would benefit those who did not drive and would also create new jobs.

* PLANS to re-develop Station Approach in Leamington were also given the green light.

The proposals, previously revealed by The Observer, include knocking down the existing bus depot and car sales lot behind the railway station, and building 212 homes – 118 flats and 94 houses.

Some 20 objections were received with ‘ghetto style apartment blocks’ and loss of parking spaces among concerns.