Wyevale plans to broaden Sanders GardenWorld

Planning permission is being sought by Sanders GardenWorld to extend the size of the Somerset-based centre.

Extension plans were approved for the centre three years ago, following a planning inquiry, but new owner Wyevale Garden Centres, which bought the store last August, wants to increase the size of the additions.

Wyevale representatives have held several pre-planning submission meetings with Sedgemoor District Council, and a revised application is expected to be lodged in coming months.

Currently, the main building covers about 2,600sq m while the outdoor sales area is about 9,500sq m. Planning consent was previously granted to increase the indoor space to about 5,400sq m and the external space to 14,000sq m.

Wyevale plans to extend the internal retail space to 5,800sq m with the external space remaining at 14,000sq m.

Sanders manager Peter Burks said: "It is anticipated that work could start this autumn and be completed next summer."

A new roundabout is proposed to improve traffic flow, while car parking spaces will increase from 369 spaces to 411.

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