Carterton supermarket and homes plan approved

An artist's impression of how the new Morrisons supermarket would look at the Black Bourton Road site in Carterton The 40,000 sq ft (3,700 sq m) supermarket will create about 200 new jobs, Morrisons claims

Plans for a supermarket and 10 homes at an old market site in Oxfordshire have been approved by councillors.

The planning committee at West Oxfordshire District Council unanimously approved the scheme for Black Bourton Road in Carterton.

As well as a two-storey Morrisons and 10 two-bedroom homes, plans include spaces for more than 200 cars and an extension of the existing Beehive pub.

Work is expected to take nine months and could start early next year.

Morrisons said the 40,000 sq ft (3,700 sq m) supermarket would create about 200 new jobs.

A council spokeswoman said the scheme was seen as a catalyst for town centre growth.

Planning was granted on the condition that the developers contribute funds towards town centre improvements, which will include a new market square around the town hall.

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