Members of the Isle of Wight Planning Committee have been discussing and deliberating two separate planning applications for the last four+ hours.
They are alternate plans for an out of town supermarket; one on land occupied by Newport Football Club and the other on land next to it.
Both applications were recommended for conditional planning permission by planning officers. Both sites would offer petrol stations and ample parking.
Several members of the Planning Committee expressed their concern about the schemes, claiming they could have a detrimental effect on smaller businesses in Newport.
When the decision came to a vote, both application were approved by the Planning Committee.
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