Serving, supporting and investing in Southwell

A new Sainsbury's for Southwell

As you may be aware, Sainsbury’s has recently submitted a planning application to Newark and Sherwood District Council for a sensitively designed store in Southwell.

As a member of the local community, you have the opportunity to comment on the planning application and demonstrate your support if you would like to do so. If planning permission is granted, Sainsbury’s hopes to open the store for Southwell next year.

Anyone with an interest in the proposals can share their views with Newark and Sherwood District Council. The easiest way to submit your comments is by emailing the case officer and the steps to follow are set out below:

  • Send an email to including your comments of support.  

  • In the subject, make sure to include the reference number so that the Council know which application your comments relate to. The reference number is: 21/02043/FULM.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our community representatives on 0800 080 3262 or by email at

As part of its ongoing commitment to support the communities it serves, Sainsbury’s annual ‘Help Brighten a Million Christmases’ initiative is running again this year, with every single donation being matched by the supermarket up to the value of £1.5 million. Read more here