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Decision date for Norwich Asda store bid revealed

PUBLISHED: 06:30 26 November 2012 | UPDATED: 10:13 26 November 2012

Artist's impression of the proposed Asda at the Bally Shoe Factory in Norwich

Artist's impression of the proposed Asda at the Bally Shoe Factory in Norwich

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A decision on whether Asda will be allowed to build a £122m store in the city will be made next week, the Norwich Evening News can reveal today.

The supermarket giant is hoping its second shot at getting permission for a store in Hall Road will be more successful than its first, which saw members of Norwich City Council’s planning committee reject its plan.

That decision, in September, sparked uproar, with nearly four in five voters in an Evening News poll saying councillors had got one of the city’s biggest planning decisions for years wrong.

Almost 1,000 readers had their say in just four days, with 79pc saying that proposals for a the development near Tuckswood should have been given the go-ahead.

Asda re-submitted their plans for the former Bally Shoe factory site a month later and the city council’s planning committee will decide whether to approve it when they meet on Thursday next week.

The plans are for a 5,796 sq m superstore, gym, pub, community centre, 334-space car park and other shops at the derelict site.

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