Concerns over new Co-op

Objections are being raised over proposals to demolish a village garage and replace it with a supermarket.

TRIMLEY: Objections are being raised over proposals to demolish a village garage and replace it with a supermarket.

Parents are worried the development will take place right opposite a primary school on one of the county's busiest village roads, while other residents are concerned at the possible impact on some of the shops on a nearby estate.

East of England Co-operative Society is negotiating to buy Brands Garage servicing and MoT centre in High Road, Trimley St Mary.

The deal will only go through if the society can get planning permission for the food store.

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Despite the site being quite small, details submitted to Suffolk Coastal say the scheme will include parking.

Trimley St Mary Parish Council is holding a special meeting tomorrow at the Welcome Hall, High Road, at 7pm to discuss the development.

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The district council has already had three objections and is bracing itself for more. It intends to make a decision by November 3.

The mother of one child at Trimley St Mary Primary School said some parents were worried about traffic danger at dropping off and picking up times.

“There is very limited parking now and its gets very congested - there have been several close calls with children getting out of cars and crossing,” she said.

“Cars using a supermarket will just add to the problems.”

A spokesman for the Co-op said: “We hope our application is successful and we will be able to provide a modern new East of England Co-operative food store for the Trimley community.

“Once the application has been determined we will be able to progress plans for the site and bring forward more details about the development.”

Does Trimley need a supermarket? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN, or e-mail

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