A Sainsbury’s in Bracknell is looking to sell off unused land behind its store to make way for housing.

The UK’s second largest supermarket chain has enlisted the help of commercial real estate agents, Avison Young UK, to market the sale on its behalf. 

The 0.92 acre piece of land in question lies at the rear of the Bagshot Road Superstore, which the company has owned since 1991. 

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The site is adjacent to the 191-home Larkspur Chase housing development, built by Wimpey Homes in 1998, and is situated on the corner of Pakenham Road and Roby Drive, to the south of the town centre – accessed via Horny Avenue off Ringmead. 

The land was originally going to be part of the Wimpey housing estate, with ten detached properties built on it, however, it was never built on with the land instead being retained by Sainsbury’s. 

In 2002, the company subsequently submitted a planning application to extend the supermarket and car park over the land, but this was refused by the council. 

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It now appears that Sainsbury’s no longer have a need for the land themselves and are, therefore, once again considering selling it for residential housing development. 

The site is up for sale as a freehold, with interested parties encouraged to make their enquiries to Bracknell Forst Council – who have previously approved development plans at the location. 

The price isn’t listed but offers have been invited on an unconditional basis.