Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

How the Sainbury's Middlehaven Saga Unfolded

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

How the Sainbury's Middlehaven Saga Unfolded

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PLANS to bring a supermarket to Middlehaven have a long and chequered history.

Original proposals to open an outlet by a major chain date back almost two decades.

The decision by Sainsbury's to pull out of a planned move is the latest blow for the wider regeneration scheme.

Here's how the story has developed: 1997: Asda given permission to build a store by Middlesbrough Council but decision is overturned in the High Court after challenge from Morrisons and Redcar and Cleveland Council.

February 1998: Asda withdraws its original application.

August 1999: Asda unveils fresh bid for PS25m development at Middlehaven. September 1999: Redcar and Cleveland Council renews its objections over the proposals which would see Asda close its South Bank store, which is in the authority's area. September 2003: Public inquiry into Asda's plans is held at the same time as an inquiry into Tesco's plans for a new store at Cannon Park. Both retailers oppose the other's plans. …

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