A MAJOR deal that could bring another supermarket to Petersfield has been struck by one of the town's biggest employers.

Sainsbury's, Morrisons or Asda could open on Frenchmans Road once JB Corrie & Co has moved to a new premises.

Corrie bosses have held advanced talks with development company Morbaine Limited about their ongoing bid to relocate.

The fencing producer wants to move from its ageing two-acre site to a new facility elsewhere in Petersfield, with a supermarket taking its place.

Both sides are adamant that development will not take place on Frenchman's Road until JB Corrie has moved to a new premises.

They also want to hear the public's view before an application is submitted, with a two-day consultation taking place in mid-July.

For full story, see this week's Petersfield Herald.