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For those people wondering what Marks and Spencer are really planning to do in Rayleigh, one of the applications on the latest ‘weekly list’ is a clue. It’s the last one in this document here. (starting on page 30).
These are the key paragraphs:
This application seeks planning consent for external alterations relating to thechange of the former The Co-operative Food store in Rayleigh to that of M&SSimply Food. The store has a frontage of 74metres onto Eastwood Road andlies within the Primary Shopping Frontage Area. It is outside of the RayleighConservation Area.The proposed external alterations will facilitate the subdivision of the formerCo-operative store into two units with the larger unit to be occupied by anM&S foodhall and the other sublet the occupier yet to be confirmed.