For those people wondering what Marks and Spencer are really planning to do in Rayleigh, one of the applications on the latest ‘weekly list’ is a clue. It’s the last one in this document here. (starting on page 30).
These are the key paragraphs:
This application seeks planning consent for external alterations relating to thechange of the former The Co-operative Food store in Rayleigh to that of M&SSimply Food. The store has a frontage of 74metres onto Eastwood Road andlies within the Primary Shopping Frontage Area. It is outside of the RayleighConservation Area.The proposed external alterations will facilitate the subdivision of the formerCo-operative store into two units with the larger unit to be occupied by anM&S foodhall and the other sublet the occupier yet to be confirmed.
Admin, do RDC have a team that actively pursue large companies ( Next, John Lewis etc) with a view to getting them in this type of location. Please please not another pizza bar or eatery….
That’s a question that deserves a proper answer. Will check one or two things and come back….
Any chance we could have a poundland, or home bargains or B&M.
Rayleigh does NOT need anymore restaurants/cafes thankyou.