A planning application has been submitted for a new Waitrose at Eclipse Park, near junction 7 of the M20.
If approved, the plans put forward by Waitrose and local firm Gallagher Group, would see the town benefit from up to 200 new jobs at the new store.
The retailer, part of the John Lewis Partnership, has committed itself to retaining its existing Allington Park store and 140 employees, after trading successfully in the town for nearly half a century.
As part of the proposals, Waitrose and Gallagher Group consulted with the local community and businesses through a public exhibition.
Head Office address:
Gallagher Group, Leitrim House, Little Preston
Aylesford, Kent ME20 7NS
Gallagher Aggregates Ltd., Hermitage Quarry
Hermitage Lane, Maidstone, Kent ME16 9NT