Council has conditionally approved a new supermarket and shop on Main Street in Romsey, with a permit subject to the formal planning process concluding.
A Notice of Decision to Grant a Planning Permit has been issued to applicant Coles Group, outlining a series of conditions to be met as part of the development, which include matters such as lighting, footpaths, fencing and landscaping.
Council has worked closely with the applicant to ensure the proposed structure fits within the existing streetscape and character of the town, and provides adequate car parking and pedestrian access.
Mayor Annette Death said the proposed development would support local jobs and the town’s economy more broadly.
“An estimated 2,000 people moved to Romsey and surrounds from 2011 to 2021 – this proposed supermarket is a welcome response to helping service that population growth,” she said.
“Ideally it will complement the existing independent supermarket and other shops in Romsey, providing more choice for surrounding residents as well as more employment opportunities.”
Given Council’s Notice of Decision, the applicant must now confirm they will adhere to all of the proposed permit conditions, while previous submitters to the original proposal have been contacted and can raise an objection within 28 days of the notice being issued.