Campaigners urge residents to register objections to proposed Leominster superstores

Hereford Times: Campaigners believe two proposed superstores in Leominster would have an adverse effect on the town centre. Dales is proposing a 36,000 sq ft store on its Mill Street site. Campaigners believe two proposed superstores in Leominster would have an adverse effect on the town centre. Dales is proposing a 36,000 sq ft store on its Mill Street site.

By Stephanie Shergold

CAMPAIGNERS who are opposing two proposed supermarkets for Leominster are urging residents to register their objections.

Two superstores are proposed for different sites in the town and after both were rejected in January this year, developers have scaled down their plans.

Names of both proposed stores, on Mill Street and Southern Avenue, have not been revealed.

Morbaine, which is proposing a store on the current site of Thomas Panels and Profiles and builds for Tesco and other well-known stores, has reduced the sales area of its new application.

And Dales is proposing a 36,000 sq ft store with 200 free car parking spaces and a four-pump petrol station.

But objectors still believe the plans could have an impact on the town centre and to the decline of people shopping in Leominster.

Objectors claim that if developers are granted permission to go ahead with plans, they will be in an “unchallengeable position” to expand the store later on.

Any objections should be sent to Herefordshire Council by emailing planning_enquiries@herefordshire.gov.uk or by visiting www.herefordshire.gov.uk/searchplanningapplications before June 13.

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6:16am Wed 4 Jun 14

basil jones says...

Hope there is a campaign For the new centres
Hope there is a campaign For the new centres basil jones
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10:51am Wed 4 Jun 14

Ladybird2000 says...

Totally agree, there are many people who welcome a the new superstore and the extra benefits it would bring to the town.
Totally agree, there are many people who welcome a the new superstore and the extra benefits it would bring to the town. Ladybird2000
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2:40pm Wed 4 Jun 14

fordshire77 says...

Dales site should not even be on the table, the site is just too small and the traffic will bottle neck onto the bypass.
I’m in favour of a store on the Thomas Panels site as Morrison’s needs bigger competition.
Dales site should not even be on the table, the site is just too small and the traffic will bottle neck onto the bypass. I’m in favour of a store on the Thomas Panels site as Morrison’s needs bigger competition. fordshire77
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4:41pm Wed 4 Jun 14

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1:45pm Thu 5 Jun 14

@inthesticks says...

Everyone I ask is in favour of it. Tired of being held to ransom by over priced Morrison's which is due to a lack of competition. I think it would bring in people from elsewhere like Ludlow and if Ludlow builds one first (3 apps being looked at) Leominster is the place that will suffer.
About time the voice of the residents who want it was heard versus the only publicity being given to the antis.
Everyone I ask is in favour of it. Tired of being held to ransom by over priced Morrison's which is due to a lack of competition. I think it would bring in people from elsewhere like Ludlow and if Ludlow builds one first (3 apps being looked at) Leominster is the place that will suffer. About time the voice of the residents who want it was heard versus the only publicity being given to the antis. @inthesticks
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