EG Group today announces it has submitted a planning application to build a new Asda On the Move store on Scarisbrick New Road in Southport to replace an underperforming EG site which was earmarked for disposal.
The plans will provide a significant investment to reimagine the site as a thriving local asset for the Southport community. The proposed store is well connected to local transport routes and promises to create a convenient grocery offer for the area, as well as passing motorists.
EG’s proposed investment into the site will help create up to 15 full and part-time jobs and provide better access to Asda products in the heart of the local community.
A total of 23 car parking spaces are also proposed, including two electric vehicle charging bays to support EG’s wider ambition on the rollout of EV charging stations across its sites in the UK and beyond.
The new store will stock a range of Asda Extra Special and own brand products, as well as popular brands and an extensive range of fresh produce to provide customers with greater choice.
Planning Officers at Sefton Council are currently considering the application and are set to provide a recommendation on the proposals in the coming weeks. The Council’s Planning Committee will then vote on the proposals.
The introduction of Asda On the Move stores across EG Group’s UK sites provides further evidence of the shared benefits and combined strengths of the partnership between the two companies.
An EG Group spokesperson said: “Our exciting plans for a new Asda On the Move store in Southport promise to deliver significant investment into the area to create a valuable new convenience location that will stock quality produce and household brands to give greater choice and access within the local community. In addition, the store will create new jobs and help the local economy.
“The site is in an ideal location for this store, with excellent transport routes for local residents and those travelling through the area.
“Our innovative approach to roadside retail will enable the new store to become a fantastic new addition to the local area.”