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Supermarket development approved for Esk

THE development of an IGA at Ipswich Street, Esk has been approved by Somerset Regional Council.

Published: 18th December 2019

THE development of an IGA at Ipswich Street, Esk has been approved by Somerset Regional Council.

The application by Esk Central Pty Ltd was given the green light at last week’s council meeting, clearing the way for a supermarket, car park and landscaping across three blocks in the town’s main street.

Somerset Mayor Graeme Lehmann said the 3,230 square metre development site included Esk Friendly Grocer, The Butcher Shoppe and Eskcape Café.

“The IGA will replace these businesses, and the existing Home Hardware store will be revamped to include new shopfront glazing and painting along with an improved entry,” Cr Lehmann said.

“The supermarket itself will be built about 25m back from the Ipswich Street boundary, and the application includes an additional 25 parking spaces.

“The Ipswich Street frontage will be landscaped to feature a trellis awning, trained climbers, trees and ground covers to provide shade and enhance the overall appeal of the development.

“This is a great investment in Esk and I’m sure it will be warmly welcomed by not only the local community, but by other Somerset residents and visitors.”

A start work date is expected to be confirmed early next year.

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