Ulverston supermarket war nears conclusion
Last updated at 16:39, Wednesday, 06 February 2013
TIME is running out for residents to have their say on the two competing proposals for a supermarket in Ulverston.
Sainsbury’s and Robinsons both have proposals in for consideration and a decision could be made by the end of next month.
The Keep Ulverston Special group has been leading the charge for those in opposition.
But there are many who support the idea of a new supermarket – and more choice – in the town.
There is a chance the two applications could be decided on the same day. But with planners inundated with letters, both supporting and criticising the plans, many residents are still on the fence about whether the town needs another supermarket at all.
As the clock ticks down towards a decision that could have wide-reaching implications for Ulverston, reporter PAUL BERENTZEN takes a look at the two proposals and what they mean for the town.
Have your say
I am a true ulverstonian born and bred I have seen shops come and go and as people are saying it is a market town where are all the market stalls gone from brogden street and new market street and market street on both Thursday's and Saturday's I remember growing up as a youngster and ulverston used to be thriving but now that has all gone and we need to get a real grip because ulverston needs jobs and we need to build both supermarkets because if we don't you will find ulverston becoming anotherghost town as people will do their shopping in barrow or kendal why should people from ulverston have to travel to barrow just to go to work in asda or Morrison's when they could be working in the 2 new supermarkets this is what I am saying little shops can't afford to take many people on and as it is go and ask for a job in ulverston you won't get one because they have what they need so what about people wanting a job now look at how many went for a job at Costa coffee in ulverston build both supermarkets because it will only help keep people in the town and not send them to barrow or Kendal because if we don't get them I will just do my shopping from asda on the internet now then from a true ulverstonian
What do you mean "confirmed"? I suspect you are against the use of the brewery as a supermarket. I can confirm it is suitable, and eminently so. The Cooperative has been approached and is still considering the option.
I see Waitrose have confirmed the Brewery site is not suitable or viable for a supermarket in a letter to South Lakeland District Council. How can this scheme be considered when nobody is prepared to operate it.