Work on new Ulverston supermarket may begin as early as next month
Last updated at 16:52, Tuesday, 17 September 2013
WORK on a controversial development in Ulverston could start as early as next month.
Robinsons Brewery is close to finalising its plans for turning the dilapidated site in Brewery Street into a supermarket.
The project received planning permission in April despite animated protest from residents and campaign groups.
The developers are now waiting for a decision notice to be formalised by SLDC before work can officially begin. This document is expected to be published in October.
Robinsons has been unable to confirm which supermarket chain will be operating from the site but it is understood this will be revealed once the decision notice is made available to the public.
Ulverston Town Council has appealed for residents interested in joining a working group designed to scrutinise the work being carried out on the site.
The group, which will be chaired by Councillor John Clough, will include town councillors, members of the campaign group Keep Ulverston Special as well as representatives from Robinsons.
The team are looking for one more member to represent the views of local residents.
Town clerk Jayne Kendall, setting out the aims of the new group, said: “What we want to do as a group is hold them to account on what they said they would do. We want to make sure that everyone is kept informed and that it goes ahead in a way that is as least disruptive as possible to general life of the town.”
“Finally we want to ensure they understand the life of this town and its markets and festivals.”
The council is looking for someone who lives near the development site and who is not already a member of a campaign group.
Mrs Kendall said: “We want someone who is willing to work with the developers and can help us make sure everyone is kept informed of what is going on.”
Anyone interested in becoming the final member of the working group should email Jayne Kendall at email@example.com for more information.
First published at 16:39, Tuesday, 17 September 2013
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I would much prefer to see the site developed by a professional team and not be hampered by a bunch of anti supermarket whiners who will contrive to disrupt progress by nitpicking and criticising everything that does not conform to their perception of Ulverston as a chocolate box village.