Sainsbury’s in Bracknell wants to sell land for new homes

A Berkshire supermarket is considering selling off an area behind its store so that new homes can be built there. Sainsbury’s in Bracknell may sell land, which is currently not being used for housing construction.

Commercial estate agents, Avison Young UK are helping the supermarket chain market the sale. The 0.92 acre lot in question sits behind the Bagshot Road Superstore, which the company has owned since 1991.

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.

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In 2002 the company then applied for planning to extend the supermarket and car park onto the grounds, but this was refused by council. It now appears Sainsbury’s no longer needs the land itself and is therefore considering selling it again for residential housing development.

The site is for sale freehold, with interested parties encouraged to inquire with Bracknell Forest Council – who have already approved development plans at the site. The price is not indicated but the offers were invited without conditions.

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