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Ulverston supermarket war nears conclusion

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

Posted by kevin potts on 18 April 2013 at 18:01

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.

Posted by Redneck Rampage on 18 February 2013 at 14:21

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.

Posted by ulverston2025@hotmail.co.uk on 17 February 2013 at 16:50

Keep Ulverston Special Group HA!
More like Keep Ulverston in the dark ages group.

Posted by Andy on 11 February 2013 at 13:25

Two more businesses have closed their doors this week, Ulverston town is already on it's knees with no new supermarket in sight. Obviously there's already an issue and it's nothing to do with Sainsburys. Personally think we're going to need it & soon!

Posted by Ulverston resident on 10 February 2013 at 15:43

My vote is for Sainsburys - they have good quality goods at reasonable prices and this site is really easy to get to. The Brewery site will not only take the Council car park, but who is the supermarket? The upheaval of raising Brewery Street and construction of supermarket would cause chaos to the main route into Ulverston.

Posted by Dennis on 10 February 2013 at 14:11

If this supermarket goes ahead,Ulverston town centre businesses will be on their knees well and truly in the gutter.

Posted by Danielle on 9 February 2013 at 11:25

Booth's expensive
CO-OP dear
Tesco Metro rubbish
Enough Said

Posted by Bob on 9 February 2013 at 01:35

I would like to see Sainsburys here. I am against the Old Brewery site because it will cause congestion as the through traffic tries to get into Ulverston up Brewery Street into town. The underpass is also a bad idea and no supermarket is named. Sainsburys site at Daltongate would be easy to get to on A590 and is a lovely supermarket.

Posted by Dennis on 7 February 2013 at 20:48

Mr Rampage I suggest you check the ward boundaries for Ulverston. The Sainsbury's site is in Ulverston NOT Swarthmoor. The council has acknowledged there is NO IN TOWN SITE suitable. I for one think we should welcome the local jobs Sainsbury's will provide and the industrial units they are also developing. We are talking about Daltongate, already a cluster of retail and employment. I say look to the future - bring jobs now.

Posted by Ulverston2025 on 7 February 2013 at 20:19

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