Store giant to consider reviving plan to build Ulverston supermarket
Last updated at 16:09, Monday, 07 April 2014
A MAJOR supermarket chain has not ruled out building more stores in South Cumbria after its latest Lake District triumph.
Sainsbury’s proposal to build a new 2,980 sq m store in Ambleside was approved by national park planners on Wednesday despite objections from small traders.
It is hoped the Ambleside store, which received 154 letters of support, will create the equivalent of 60 new full-time jobs.
Following this success, a spokesman for the national chain has said the company would consider reviving its plans to build a new store on the outskirts of Ulverston.
Sainsbury’s last attempt to go to Ulverston ended in failure in 2013 after South Lakeland District Council’s planning committee rejected a proposal for a new store on the greenfield Beehive site off Lightburn Road.
Reacting at the time, Sainsbury’s officials said they would “take some time to consider our next steps.”
A date has not been set for the start of construction at the site in Ambleside, near Hayes Garden World. Developers will have to negotiate with planning officials before a decision notice is produced, setting out a schedule of work for the project.
But once plans are finalised and building work begins, a spokesman for the national chain said a new supermarket in Ulverston would be one of the options considered.
The spokesman said: “Sainsbury’s are always looking for appropriate opportunities to bring our offers closer to more people through our range of local stores and supermarkets.”
Cerri Hutton, of the campaign group Keep Ulverston Special, said: “I’ve learned to take everything Sainsbury’s, or any chain, say about Ulverston with a pinch of salt.
“The Beehive site has now allocated for a different purpose under the SLDC land allocation document which has now been adopted.
“As for Ambleside, I think it’s a shame that another chain has been allowed into a national park when they should be promoting local small businesses.”
First published at 15:53, Monday, 07 April 2014
Published by http://www.nwemail.co.uk
- UPDATE: Barrow and Furness election hopefuls clash in debates
- Barrow man jailed for striking victim with piece of wood
- Rural Cumbria voters are calling for support
- South Cumbria drivers caught out by traffic warden's Sunday morning blitz
- Cumbria runners set for London Marathon
- Landmark Barrow hotel to make way for garage forecourt
- Arson appeal after Barrow shop fire
- Barrow vandals target mobility scooter
- Flog It! finds a priceless day in Cumbria
- Barrow AFC fans traveling south hit by rail delays as person hit by train
- We give Barrow AFC fans the lowdown on Lowestoft
- Superfan’s 6,500 mile trip to see Barrow AFC
- Barrow Raiders need to play as a team - Kendall
- North Lancs and Cumbria League cricket season preview
- Millom out to maintain perfect start
- Holker eye play-off prize
- Sheridan can shine in Barrow AFC title decider
- Lowestoft intent on spoiling Barrow AFC promotion party (2 comments)
- Players know how big this is - Barrow AFC coach Meechan
- Nothing will stop us winning league - Barrow AFC skipper (4 comments)
- Sea cadets prepare for their Big Clean
- Big Clean at Bardsea Beach
- Nation’s tribute for five flying heroes
- Mystery lady to sell at auction for £10k
- Winning village team could get 1,500 fans
- Selling the secrets of ship technology
- Classic cars set to return
- Why the speed trap claptrap?
- TRAVEL REVIEW: Tracing granddad Bert’s footsteps in ill-fated campaign
- FOOD REVIEW: The Plough, Lupton
Visit our websites for...
Choosing a pre-school
Luscombe Plant Hire
Great Daffodil appeal 2015
Homes and gardens 21
To save our contact details direct to your smartphone simply scan this QR code
|Evening Mail Going Out|