Sainsbury's to take over Durham's Burger King

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A SUPERMARKET giant has been given the all-clear to expand further in Durham city centre.

Sainsbury’s has been granted planning permission to convert 3 North Road, formerly the Cinnamon Indian restaurant upstairs and a Burger King fast food restaurant downstairs, into a new store.

The scheme had the backing of Elvet and Gilesgate county councillor David Freeman and was approved by Durham County Council planning officers acting under delegated powers.

Sainsbury’s wants the store to be open 7am to 11pm seven days a week.

The retail giant already has a superstore at the Arnison Centre, Pity Me, and smaller branches in Belmont, Gilesgate and, since February, on the A167 at Crossgate Moor, in the former Lodge pub.

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3:05pm Fri 4 Apr 14

j_ellybean says...

Wow, that's going to literally be right in the middle of two Tesco's, next door to an Iceland and just down the hill from an M&S. Does Durham City REALLY need yet another (overpriced, Metro/Express) mini supermarket??
Wow, that's going to literally be right in the middle of two Tesco's, next door to an Iceland and just down the hill from an M&S. Does Durham City REALLY need yet another (overpriced, Metro/Express) mini supermarket?? j_ellybean
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4:05pm Fri 4 Apr 14

R Soulsby says...

More part time jobs at ridiculous hours to suit Sainsburys! That's if you can navigate their jobs website and haven't applied for a job with them in the last 6 months!!
What theses supermarkets get away with in terms of employment is shocking. No wonder the welfare bill is so high.
They pay limited hours so they don't have to pay their share of the National Insurance bill , the employee earns a low wage and has to get the wages made up by the government, and as the employees earn below the national insurance threshold they don't get benefits, like sick pay and old age pension contributions made up.
Oh and top prices fro the rest of us at the smaller shops!!
More part time jobs at ridiculous hours to suit Sainsburys! That's if you can navigate their jobs website and haven't applied for a job with them in the last 6 months!! What theses supermarkets get away with in terms of employment is shocking. No wonder the welfare bill is so high. They pay limited hours so they don't have to pay their share of the National Insurance bill , the employee earns a low wage and has to get the wages made up by the government, and as the employees earn below the national insurance threshold they don't get benefits, like sick pay and old age pension contributions made up. Oh and top prices fro the rest of us at the smaller shops!! R Soulsby
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