Sainsbury's plans suffer setback

Plans to extend the Sainsbury's supermarket in Kidlington suffered a setback at the Court of Appeal last week. Three judges ruled that deputy prime minister John Prescott was entitled to refuse permission for a 1,367m2 extension to the Oxford Road store on the grounds that the retailer had failed to prove sufficient need for the expansion. The scheme had been passed by Cherwell District Council, an inspector and the High Court.

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