Exhibition to boost eco store plans

Details of the proposed green supermarket at Sheringham will be on show at a public exhibition next weekend.Updated plans, including a new food academy, and a model of the proposed store will be held at the old Lloyds Bank in Church Street on Friday June 19 (8am to 6pm) and Saturday June 20 (8am to 8pm).

DETAILS of the proposed green supermarket at Sheringham will be on show at a public exhibition next weekend.

Updated plans, including a new food academy and a model of the proposed store, will be held at the old Lloyds Bank in Church Street on Friday, June 19 (8am-6pm) and Saturday, June 20 (8am- 8pm).

Clive Hay-Smith, the man behind the scheme reported fully in last week's News, will be on hand to answer questions and there will be a chance for people to lodge their views before a planning application is lodged at the end of the month.

The project involves putting a

1,500sqm store on the Weybourne Road near Splash, employing 130 people, promoting local produce, using electric delivery vehicles, and putting a slice of the profits into a new community charity.

A food academy next door would provide kitchens to teach children and adults about cookery, nutrition and show the journey of food from the field - using nearby allotments - to the shop shelf.

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The scheme involves a land swap between landowner Mr Hay-Smith and Sheringham Town Council, which sees him giving 20 acres of farmland for more than 200 allotments, in return for the four acres of current allotments which would be the store site.

There have been concerns from some allotment holders, but the town council last week agreed to press ahead with drawing up a swap deal and lease.