J Sainsbury looks to Flambards

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Acting on behalf of the Flambards Experience, property consultants Alder King have secured outline planning permission for the construction of a new Sainsbury’s supermarket on a site owned by their client in Helston.

The new supermarket is planned for a four acre site adjacent to the Flambards Experience in Helston, which in the past has been used as an overspill car park, but has recently become surplus to requirements.

Developers Terrace Hill are in the process of purchasing the site from Flambards.  The profits from the sale will be used by Flambards to reinvest in their business and will allow them to continue to expand and diversify the theme park’s offering.

James Kingsford-Hale, Managing Director of Flambards commented: “The site was originally built as a helipad in the eighties, but was never used.  Through selling the surplus land, we will be able to reinvest in our theme park and expand our business.

“This is a crucial time for the British tourism industry.  With the credit crunch biting on people’s budgets, we expect more and more people to choose British holidays over foreign and we must ensure that our theme park remains a top destination, attracting visitors to Cornwall.”

Flambards are one of the biggest employers in the region and continue to attract large numbers of visitors each year.

The parties involved will now apply for detailed planning permission, a process that will continue into 2009.