Plans have been submitted to Norwich City Council to reduce the size of the B&Q store at Neatmarket to allow Morrisons to move in.
The idea came from the supermarket chain and it is reported that the submission states that much of the B&Q unit is empty and the DIY retailer has considered it necessary to reduce the occupation of floorspace in order to continue trading.
The store, which is located less than a mile away from a Homebase store, has been there since 2006 and if the plans go ahead, its 55,000sq ft floorspace will be cut to around 37,000sq ft.
A B&Q spokesperson confirmed that the existing store, in Hall Road in Tuckswood, will be converted to provide a new format B&Q store and a new Fresh Format Morrisons foodstore. The proposed conversion will create 300 local Morrisons jobs.
This news follows many other moves from B&Q to share store space with supermarkets
, and Morrisons is its regular partner. The latest deal was made at B&Q's warehouse store in Sunderland.
Elsewhere, Norwich City Council has opposed plans for a new Next Home and Garden store at Longwater Retail Park outside the city.
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