Braintree Council spent nearly £80,000 on experts and lawyers during Sainsbury’s unsuccessful bid to build a new superstore in the town.

The retail giant submitted plans for a new store at the Broomhills Industrial Estate in 2011 but they were rejected by the council in November 2013.

Reported by the Maldon Standard. You can read the full story here. 

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