A new supermarket for Medway City Estate has been given the go-ahead.
Sainsbury's has been told the government does not object to plans for a massive store to be built.
Medway Council gave their approval last month subject to the possibility the government would want to review the entire application.
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Plans also include major road changes to improve traffic flow on Medway City Estate, in Strood, and better bus services including a park-and-ride scheme to Chatham, Rochester and Strood.
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