Supermarket giant Morrisons is in talks to build a store in Cranbrook’s town centre.
East Devon District Council (EDDC) said discussions have taken place between Cranbrook Town Council, Devon County Council, Cranbrook Consortium, Henry Davidson Developments and Morrisons to build a supermarket, plus additional ‘retail, commercial and residential spaces’.
The council said ‘steady progress’ was being made and it expects a planning application to be submitted ‘soon’.
EDDC said the announcement was the ‘latest step’ in what has been a ‘lengthy and detailed negotiation’ by the district council and Cranbrook Town Council.
Councillor Kim Bloxham, East Devon’s lead councillor for Cranbrook, said: “Since Councillors Kevin Blakey, Sam Hawkins and I were elected last May, we have made it our priority to ensure that the town centre in Cranbrook comes forward and we are delighted with the progress we have been able to make.
“This is great news for the town.”
Councillor Les Bayliss, chairman of Cranbrook Town Council, said: “The town council has been working very hard together with partners to bring forward a town centre for Cranbrook.
“I am delighted that real progress is being made to deliver a supermarket and associated retail units within the foreseeable future.”