A WARRINGTON supermarket has been given the go-ahead to build a 61 sq metre extension, to provide a pharmacy department.
The borough council's planning committee approved the scheme at Asda, Westbrook, despite fears expressed by several members that the extension amounted to "creeping development."
Cllr Keith Gleave said a similar previous application was refused because of traffic and the pipeline.
He believed the new proposal represents "creepage" to a similar position.
There were also concerns that adding a pharmacy to the supermarket could damage an existing chemists' shop.
But planning officers argued that the small increase in size would be "negligible."