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Sainsbury’s to open where locals petitioned for Waitrose or M&S

London SE1 website team

A new Sainsbury's Local is to open at Elephant & Castle in an empty unit where more than 300 people had signed a petition asking for a Waitrose or M&S store.

Sainsbury’s to open where locals petitioned for Waitrose or M&S

Sainsbury's Local will occupy the former Lendlease sales suite on the ground floor of the One the Elephant development, next door to Pret a Manger .

A licence application for the new store has been submitted to Southwark Council for the new Sainsbury's store.

Plans submitted with the application show a convenience store layout with six self-checkouts and two staffed till positions.

Last year we reported on a petition launched by local residents calling on either Waitrose or M&S to occupy the empty shop unit. More than 300 people signed the petition.

Nearby residents can submit comments on Sainsbury's premises licence application until Wednesday 20 October.

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