SAINSBURY’S has announced its new convencience store will open at the former Drury Arms pub site in Colchester on April 4.

Neighbours fought plans for the 3,000 sq ft store, claiming it would exacerbate traffic problems in the area, but the plans were approved by Colchester Council.

The store’s manager, Keith Sharp, said he was aware of local concerns but was sure the shop would not cause congestion.

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