Cumbria

Ulverston supermarket plan could create 200 new jobs

Plans for the former Robinsons Brewery site in Ulverston
Image caption An artist's impression of how the former Robinsons Brewery site in Ulverston might look

Up to 200 new jobs could be created under plans to redevelop a former brewery site in South Cumbria.

Owners of the Robinsons Brewery complex in Ulverston have submitted a plans for a supermarket and underground car park.

If approved the revamped site is expected to be completed by the end of next year.

The application follows a recent study which showed Ulverston loses about 70% of its convenience food spend to surrounding towns.

William Robinson, director of Robinsons Brewery, said: "We believe that this redevelopment of the old brewery site is good for the long-term future of Ulverston and its residents and traders.

"The location is ideal for offering pedestrian access to the town centre, without any need to cross a major roadway, and our vision is for the site to become a hub of activity within Ulverston."

The proposals are to be considered by South Lakeland Council and Cumbria County Council later.

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