Bradford Telegraph and ArgusSainsbury's submits plan for Local store in Bingley (From Bradford Telegraph and Argus)

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Supermarket wants to take over former Co-op and extend into Pizza Hut premises

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Sainsbury’s wants to create a Bingley store in the former Co-op, extending into the Pizza Hut premises Buy this photo Sainsbury’s wants to create a Bingley store in the former Co-op, extending into the Pizza Hut premises

Sainsbury’s has sprung a surprise on the people of Bingley by quietly applying to open a new supermarket in the heart of town.

But it is not the empty Bradford and Bingley headquarters, owned by the supermarket giant and currently up for sale.

Instead, Sainsbury’s hopes to move into Main Street and take over the former Co-op, which will be extended into the site currently occupied by Pizza Hut.

Bingley Chamber of Trade chairman Howard Martin said the plan only came to light when Sainsbury’s applied for a licence to sell alcohol from the address, 117 Main Street.

“This application had gone in for a liquor licence and that was the first anyone knew about it,” said Mr Martin.

“In view of what has happened regarding Sainsbury’s treatment of Bingley over the B&B, this news has really divided the town. A lot of people won’t believe it until the doors of the shop actually open.”

Mr Martin said there was concern that with the arrival of Aldi, plus the existing Co-op, other supermarket firms might be less interested in taking on the B&B building.

“Bingley is still crying out for a major supermarket on that big site,” he said.

A spokesman for Sainsbury’s said the store would bring up to 25 full and part-time jobs.

“We are committed to the town and, since we made the difficult decision to not go ahead with our proposals on the Bradford & Bingley site, we have actively been looking for alternative sites in the area.

“The proposed Sainsbury’s Local would not be a 24-hour store and would trade from 7am to 11pm every day. If planning consent is granted, we would aim to be open by December.”

Councillor David Heseltine (Con, Bingley) said some would find it irksome that Sainsbury’s were now only investing in a small project.

“They promised us the earth and we’ve ended up with a plant pot of it,” said Coun Heseltine.

e-mail: chris.tate@telegraphandargus.co.uk

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6:31am Wed 12 Mar 14

Albion. says...

What a cheek! It deserves to fail.
What a cheek! It deserves to fail. Albion.
  • Score: -13

7:53am Wed 12 Mar 14

Thee Voice of Reason says...

I presume many would prefer the shop to stand empty instead. At least they have held their hands up regarding the site over the road rather than stringing everyone alone for a decade before appearing to do anything.
What involvement did the council have helping to get Sainsburys signed up to the Westfield site and was that the nail in the coffin for Bingley? Wouldn't be the first time the outer areas were let down for the City Center.
I presume many would prefer the shop to stand empty instead. At least they have held their hands up regarding the site over the road rather than stringing everyone alone for a decade before appearing to do anything. What involvement did the council have helping to get Sainsburys signed up to the Westfield site and was that the nail in the coffin for Bingley? Wouldn't be the first time the outer areas were let down for the City Center. Thee Voice of Reason
  • Score: -1

8:28am Wed 12 Mar 14

MarkPullen says...

Nothing said about relocating Pizza Hut !!

Where else are non-resident Dads going to entertain their kids?
Nothing said about relocating Pizza Hut !! Where else are non-resident Dads going to entertain their kids? MarkPullen
  • Score: 9

8:59am Wed 12 Mar 14

alive and awake says...

What Bingley really needs is more traffic, with a bit of thought I bet the planners could create total gridlock, you know like they do I Bradford.
What Bingley really needs is more traffic, with a bit of thought I bet the planners could create total gridlock, you know like they do I Bradford. alive and awake
  • Score: -15

10:27am Wed 12 Mar 14

radiobantam1 says...

I think this application should be granted - on the basis that Sainsbury's actually do what they say they are going to do - and knock the B&B building down. Stop using flying rats as an excuse not to do this.
I think this application should be granted - on the basis that Sainsbury's actually do what they say they are going to do - and knock the B&B building down. Stop using flying rats as an excuse not to do this. radiobantam1
  • Score: 8

10:30am Wed 12 Mar 14

MarkPullen says...

MarkPullen wrote:
Nothing said about relocating Pizza Hut !!

Where else are non-resident Dads going to entertain their kids?
No need for the thumbs down folks - I'm one of them and last time I visited I recognised 3 others in the same boat!
[quote][p][bold]MarkPullen[/bold] wrote: Nothing said about relocating Pizza Hut !! Where else are non-resident Dads going to entertain their kids?[/p][/quote]No need for the thumbs down folks - I'm one of them and last time I visited I recognised 3 others in the same boat! MarkPullen
  • Score: 10

12:27pm Wed 12 Mar 14

cockadoodledo says...

We cannot dwell on what has happened in the past, for some reason their plans went belly up! Strong rumours about a leisure complex etc. in the old B&B building we can just hope and have the best of two worlds in the end!.
Sainsbury's plans look good! Hope the application sails thru, at least the Co-op will have some opposition at long last.
Good news! Hope fully more stores for Bingley and resurrect the market which seems to be dying a death.
Wish the planners would click their heels and pass the plans for Aldi, 13weeks or more since their plans were submitted to the Council.
We cannot dwell on what has happened in the past, for some reason their plans went belly up! Strong rumours about a leisure complex etc. in the old B&B building we can just hope and have the best of two worlds in the end!. Sainsbury's plans look good! Hope the application sails thru, at least the Co-op will have some opposition at long last. Good news! Hope fully more stores for Bingley and resurrect the market which seems to be dying a death. Wish the planners would click their heels and pass the plans for Aldi, 13weeks or more since their plans were submitted to the Council. cockadoodledo
  • Score: 9

1:01pm Wed 12 Mar 14

bd7 helper says...

Just causing more problems
Just causing more problems bd7 helper
  • Score: -11

4:40pm Wed 12 Mar 14

vikksy says...

What happens if Pizza Hut don't want to move
What happens if Pizza Hut don't want to move vikksy
  • Score: 1

4:47pm Wed 12 Mar 14

Bantambhoy says...

Turn 'em down. We've already got 'local' type stores with the Coop and Home Bargains. Bring on Aldi, soon.
Turn 'em down. We've already got 'local' type stores with the Coop and Home Bargains. Bring on Aldi, soon. Bantambhoy
  • Score: 1

5:26pm Wed 12 Mar 14

awasteoftime says...

Bingley badly needs another food retail store as the Co-op more or less have a monopoly and seem to be charging top prices for most products. If Aldi also get planning Permission it will take traffic off the network as local people will be able to shop local instead of having to trail to Keighley or Shipley.
Aldi will provide perhaps 90 car parking spaces with a 2 hour free stay so that will be good for the town. Bingley has too many empty shop units and something needs to happen to revive it. The Local Councillors should be doing all they can to encourage new development even though Sainsbury did let the town down with the B&B site.
Bingley badly needs another food retail store as the Co-op more or less have a monopoly and seem to be charging top prices for most products. If Aldi also get planning Permission it will take traffic off the network as local people will be able to shop local instead of having to trail to Keighley or Shipley. Aldi will provide perhaps 90 car parking spaces with a 2 hour free stay so that will be good for the town. Bingley has too many empty shop units and something needs to happen to revive it. The Local Councillors should be doing all they can to encourage new development even though Sainsbury did let the town down with the B&B site. awasteoftime
  • Score: 15

5:32pm Wed 12 Mar 14

bingleybantam says...

Get rid of Pizza Hut & get a Pizza Express instead...
Get rid of Pizza Hut & get a Pizza Express instead... bingleybantam
  • Score: -5

7:02pm Wed 12 Mar 14

I can see clearly now... says...

Sainsbury's have held Bingley to ransom for far too long. They promised the earth and have delivered precisely nothing. They should be told in no uncertain terms to "get stuffed". Why should they be allowed to set up shop whilst they still own a key site in the town.
Sainsbury's have held Bingley to ransom for far too long. They promised the earth and have delivered precisely nothing. They should be told in no uncertain terms to "get stuffed". Why should they be allowed to set up shop whilst they still own a key site in the town. I can see clearly now...
  • Score: 6

9:02pm Wed 12 Mar 14

PhantomTheCat says...

Bingley doesn't need ANOTHER convenience/small supermarket. There will be more than enough with the Coop and Aldi (if that ever happens). Customers of the proposed new Sainsbury's Local will be the same shoppers who currently use the Coop. Most people go out of a Bingley, to either Shipley, Keighley or Guiseley to do their main shop. A proper 'Super'market will attract and retain shoppers in a Bingley, boosting the local economy and attract further business development on the back of it.
Bingley doesn't need ANOTHER convenience/small supermarket. There will be more than enough with the Coop and Aldi (if that ever happens). Customers of the proposed new Sainsbury's Local will be the same shoppers who currently use the Coop. Most people go out of a Bingley, to either Shipley, Keighley or Guiseley to do their main shop. A proper 'Super'market will attract and retain shoppers in a Bingley, boosting the local economy and attract further business development on the back of it. PhantomTheCat
  • Score: 2

9:08pm Wed 12 Mar 14

PhantomTheCat says...

bingleybantam wrote:
Get rid of Pizza Hut & get a Pizza Express instead...
Why not have both!? - A 'Proper' full size supermarket, (as was planned by Sainsbury's on the old B&B site) would make the whole town a more vibrant place and would help attract MORE businesses i.e. PizzaExpress to the town.
[quote][p][bold]bingleybantam[/bold] wrote: Get rid of Pizza Hut & get a Pizza Express instead...[/p][/quote]Why not have both!? - A 'Proper' full size supermarket, (as was planned by Sainsbury's on the old B&B site) would make the whole town a more vibrant place and would help attract MORE businesses i.e. PizzaExpress to the town. PhantomTheCat
  • Score: 0

9:29pm Wed 12 Mar 14

PhantomTheCat says...

awasteoftime wrote:
Bingley badly needs another food retail store as the Co-op more or less have a monopoly and seem to be charging top prices for most products. If Aldi also get planning Permission it will take traffic off the network as local people will be able to shop local instead of having to trail to Keighley or Shipley.
Aldi will provide perhaps 90 car parking spaces with a 2 hour free stay so that will be good for the town. Bingley has too many empty shop units and something needs to happen to revive it. The Local Councillors should be doing all they can to encourage new development even though Sainsbury did let the town down with the B&B site.
I agree. But a Sainsbury's 'Local' is not the answer. Who would shop there? Where would you park? Sainsbury's should be persuaded to proceed with their initial redevelopment of the B&B site. For most people living in Bingley and surrounding areas, the Big Weekly Shop is done 'Out of town'.

Even with The Coop, an Aldi and a Sainsbury's Local in Bingley, I would still go to either Asda, Morrisons or Sainsbury's in Keighley for my main shop!!
[quote][p][bold]awasteoftime[/bold] wrote: Bingley badly needs another food retail store as the Co-op more or less have a monopoly and seem to be charging top prices for most products. If Aldi also get planning Permission it will take traffic off the network as local people will be able to shop local instead of having to trail to Keighley or Shipley. Aldi will provide perhaps 90 car parking spaces with a 2 hour free stay so that will be good for the town. Bingley has too many empty shop units and something needs to happen to revive it. The Local Councillors should be doing all they can to encourage new development even though Sainsbury did let the town down with the B&B site.[/p][/quote]I agree. But a Sainsbury's 'Local' is not the answer. Who would shop there? Where would you park? Sainsbury's should be persuaded to proceed with their initial redevelopment of the B&B site. For most people living in Bingley and surrounding areas, the Big Weekly Shop is done 'Out of town'. Even with The Coop, an Aldi and a Sainsbury's Local in Bingley, I would still go to either Asda, Morrisons or Sainsbury's in Keighley for my main shop!! PhantomTheCat
  • Score: 1

7:15am Thu 13 Mar 14

poetmaster36 says...

PhantomTheCat wrote:
awasteoftime wrote:
Bingley badly needs another food retail store as the Co-op more or less have a monopoly and seem to be charging top prices for most products. If Aldi also get planning Permission it will take traffic off the network as local people will be able to shop local instead of having to trail to Keighley or Shipley.
Aldi will provide perhaps 90 car parking spaces with a 2 hour free stay so that will be good for the town. Bingley has too many empty shop units and something needs to happen to revive it. The Local Councillors should be doing all they can to encourage new development even though Sainsbury did let the town down with the B&B site.
I agree. But a Sainsbury's 'Local' is not the answer. Who would shop there? Where would you park? Sainsbury's should be persuaded to proceed with their initial redevelopment of the B&B site. For most people living in Bingley and surrounding areas, the Big Weekly Shop is done 'Out of town'.

Even with The Coop, an Aldi and a Sainsbury's Local in Bingley, I would still go to either Asda, Morrisons or Sainsbury's in Keighley for my main shop!!
the way it is looking is that Bingley will be screwed again the bats will stay in the B&B building so no money spent on that demolition and nothing done with the building.
new small store on a busy street with limited parking
aldi's get denied because it's too much competition for sainsbury's
it seems like sainsbury's is calling all the shots because if it can't have what it wants it will pull out of Westfields in BRADFORD not BINGLEY.
F*** sainsbury's approve aldi's for Bingley and make them tear down the B&B building then they can have something
until they show some sign of getting rid of the building don't give them anything let them go to Westfield
[quote][p][bold]PhantomTheCat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]awasteoftime[/bold] wrote: Bingley badly needs another food retail store as the Co-op more or less have a monopoly and seem to be charging top prices for most products. If Aldi also get planning Permission it will take traffic off the network as local people will be able to shop local instead of having to trail to Keighley or Shipley. Aldi will provide perhaps 90 car parking spaces with a 2 hour free stay so that will be good for the town. Bingley has too many empty shop units and something needs to happen to revive it. The Local Councillors should be doing all they can to encourage new development even though Sainsbury did let the town down with the B&B site.[/p][/quote]I agree. But a Sainsbury's 'Local' is not the answer. Who would shop there? Where would you park? Sainsbury's should be persuaded to proceed with their initial redevelopment of the B&B site. For most people living in Bingley and surrounding areas, the Big Weekly Shop is done 'Out of town'. Even with The Coop, an Aldi and a Sainsbury's Local in Bingley, I would still go to either Asda, Morrisons or Sainsbury's in Keighley for my main shop!![/p][/quote]the way it is looking is that Bingley will be screwed again the bats will stay in the B&B building so no money spent on that demolition and nothing done with the building. new small store on a busy street with limited parking aldi's get denied because it's too much competition for sainsbury's it seems like sainsbury's is calling all the shots because if it can't have what it wants it will pull out of Westfields in BRADFORD not BINGLEY. F*** sainsbury's approve aldi's for Bingley and make them tear down the B&B building then they can have something until they show some sign of getting rid of the building don't give them anything let them go to Westfield poetmaster36
  • Score: 0

2:02pm Thu 13 Mar 14

Andy2010 says...

Bantambhoy wrote:
Turn 'em down. We've already got 'local' type stores with the Coop and Home Bargains. Bring on Aldi, soon.
No thanks.

I dont want an Aldi in Bingley.
[quote][p][bold]Bantambhoy[/bold] wrote: Turn 'em down. We've already got 'local' type stores with the Coop and Home Bargains. Bring on Aldi, soon.[/p][/quote]No thanks. I dont want an Aldi in Bingley. Andy2010
  • Score: 1

3:35pm Thu 13 Mar 14

awasteoftime says...

Some major supermarkets have been mentioned except Tesco, they have shown interest in Bingley in the past. They may move onto the old Auction Mart site. It has been said that Co-op & Aldi are enough for Bingley, not true. Take a look at Keighley, Asda, Sainsbury, Morrisons, Home Bargains, M&S, Iceland, Aldi, Pound shops, and more they are all trading well, for Bingley the more the merrier, competition among them all will be good news for the customers. A rumour is going around that an entertainment complex could go in the B&B building ?
Some major supermarkets have been mentioned except Tesco, they have shown interest in Bingley in the past. They may move onto the old Auction Mart site. It has been said that Co-op & Aldi are enough for Bingley, not true. Take a look at Keighley, Asda, Sainsbury, Morrisons, Home Bargains, M&S, Iceland, Aldi, Pound shops, and more they are all trading well, for Bingley the more the merrier, competition among them all will be good news for the customers. A rumour is going around that an entertainment complex could go in the B&B building ? awasteoftime
  • Score: 4

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