BRACKNELL’S Sainsbury’s is set for a major revamp with new plans showing off the site’s potential transformation.

The supermarket, off Ringmead in Birch Hill, is the subject of new planning applications submitted to the council.

The proposals would see Sainsbury’s lose 10 car parking spaces so a new hand-held car wash can be built at the north-east of the site.

This plan also includes designs for a new portacabin and canopy to be erected next to the car wash.

There is already an automated car washing facility behind Sainsbury’s petrol station but the supermarket giants say this new option will ‘provide a different service’ with hand-valeting the key selling point.

Sainsbury’s say pressure washers will be used at the new car wash which will generate noise, but the nearest residents are “well-screened” from the impact.

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Despite the loss of 10 car parking spaces, the supermarket will still have capacity for its shoppers, the applicants claim.

A separate planning application submitted to the council indicates Sainsbury’s wishes to put up several new signs directing customers to the car wash around the site.

Both plans are currently being considered by Bracknell Forest Council.

For full details, enter planning references 20/01093/A and 20/01092/FUL at

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