A former petrol station in Bishop’s Waltham which has been branded an eyesore will not be part of the new Sainsbury’s supermarket.
It had been hoped that the former Esso branch in Winchester Road would be part of Sainsbury’s refurbishment of the site, which was announced last month.
But the Meon Valley Times can reveal that the site, which has been derelict and overgrown with weeds, is not part of the development as Sainsbury’s does not own that part of the site.
One local said: “It’s a big disappointment as it’s a real eyesore, particularly as it’s next to Bishop’s Waltham North Pond. You’d have thought it would have been an appropriate small extension to the existing supermarket building.”