Checkout wars: Now plans for a FOURTH ‘supermarket’ in Coalisland emerge10, October 2011 | By: brendan64 | 6 Comments »
Plans for what could be Coalisland’s fourth supermarket have been sent to the planning authority for approval.
Developers hope to convert the existing fireplace showroom on Brackaville Road so that it includes a new grocery superstore, filling station and jetwash.
The plans come as the DOE moves to consider proposals for a Newell Stores supermarket along the Lineside.
If both sets of plans were approved, the total number of supermarkets in Coalisland would double to four superstores – and the number of food convenience stores would increase to about seven.
The new Brackaville supermarket proposals were submitted to the planning authority by the applicant, Eugene Treanor, on Wednesday, October 5.
The plans describe the development as a “proposed re-development of existing showroom to provide new supermarket, filling station, forecourt canopy and jetwash”. Planning documents however suggest a relatively modest convenience store development, similar to Annagher Service Station.
Neighbours have been notified of the plans. They must make their views heard by Friday, October 21, while the consultation period will end for all parties on Thursday, October 27.
A total of eight staff members are expected to be employed on the site, while the development is set to attract about 180 customers each day.
The whole building’s surface area would increase from 476.5m sq to 666.3m sq. Documents also propose a forecourt canopy for petrol pumps and a jetwash area.
The new proposals come as Rossdale Developments Ltd hope to construct a Newell Stores supermarket on the disused egg store warehouse site on the Lineside.
The divisive development was scrapped earlier this year following intense pressure from residents and community groups.
But the plans have been scaled back and were resubmitted for consideration on Thursday, September 15.
Final consultations on the development will be received later in the week before the Newell Stores plan goes before the DOE and Dungannon Council for approval.
What do you think about the latest proposals? Is this a welcome new development for the town? Will this develop competition among convenience stores in Coalisland? Let us know your views by commenting below