Sainsbury’s is preparing to open a supermarket in Preston Village, Brighton, despite opposition from residents before the company had even announced its plans.
The Argus reports tonight that the supermarket giant plans to open a 3,000 sq ft Sainsbury’s Local on the former Caffyn’s car dealership site in Preston Road next year.
Already more than 50 people have joined a Facebook group set up six weeks ago to oppose the scheme.
It’s creator, Anna Michelle Hinton, said: “Preston is a small and unique community and many residents are concerned about the inevitable closure of local businesses, increased traffic problems and damage to the historic character of the area which a Sainsbury’s will cause.”
Sainsbury’s says the new store will create 30 jobs.