A Sainsbury’s in Bracknell is looking to sell unused land behind its store to make way for housing.
The UK’s second largest supermarket chain has brought in commercial estate agents, Avison Young UK, to market the sale on its behalf.
The 0.92 acre lot in question sits behind the Bagshot Road Superstore, which the company has owned since 1991.
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The site is adjacent to the 191-house Larkspur Chase housing estate, built by Wimpey Homes in 1998, and is located on the corner of Pakenham Road and Roby Drive, south of the town center – accessible via Horny Avenue off Ringmead.
The land was originally intended to be part of the Wimpey housing estate, with ten individual properties built on it, however, it was never built on, the land instead being retained by Sainsbury’s.
In 2002 the company then applied for planning to extend the supermarket and car park onto the grounds, but this was refused by council.
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It now appears Sainsbury’s no longer needs the land itself and is therefore considering selling it again for the construction of residential accommodation.
The site is for sale freehold, with interested parties encouraged to inquire with Bracknell Forst Council – who have already approved development plans at the site.
The price is not indicated but the offers have been solicited without conditions.