Sainsburys have lost their High Court action against Hillingdon Council’s approval of an Asda store in Ruislip.
Sainsburys has permission to double the size of its Ruislip store. Asda were granted permission to build a new store on the former Arla Foods site. They had previously failed in a Judicial Review application.
Cllr Ray Puddifoot, Leader of Hillingdon Council, said: “We are delighted that the judge upheld our original decision to approve the Arla Foods site development in South Ruislip. The fact that the judge made no criticism of the council’s handling of the application speaks highly of the skill and judgement of our planning department. Sainsbury’s clumsy efforts to delay progress on this scheme were little more than a time-wasting exercise. At long last the way is now clear for work to begin on providing new homes, shops and leisure facilities for the borough’s residents.”