After their application was refused, Asda have gone to appeal.
In the meantime they have submitted a new application, and we’ve had the following info so far from the council (in fact, from Shaun Scrutton the Head of Planning Services)
“Chris, for information, a revised application has now been submitted. In brief the details are as follows:
1. Asda supermarket unchanged
2. Frontage block now includes the following uses:
1. Unit 1 – 775 sq ft florist
2. Unit 2 – 1193 sq ft chemist
3. Unit 3 – 923 sq ft video shop
4. Unit 4 – 950 sq ft hairdresser
5. Unit 5 – 579 sq ft dry cleaner
6. Unit 6 – 1043 sq ft caf?
7. Unit 7 – 6500 sq ft nursery (spread over three floors)
8. Unit 8 886 sq ft D1
9. Unit 9 1032 sq ft D1
10. Unit 10 898 sq ft D1
11. Unit 11 1195 sq ft Community Hall
The residential element has been completely removed from the scheme. I have not checked, but I think the building may be slightly longer on the Rawreth Lane frontage, but largely the same in design terms.
The layout plan also shows a revised junction arrangement including a left turn lane and a pedestrian phase. This revision is not required by highways, but is intended to give the junction even greater capacity and add the option for pedestrians, which was not previously included.
You will also want to look at the supporting statements in due course, but we have not yet validated the application.
I understand Asda will also be proposing their ?40k contribution could be used for an ‘upgrade’ of the Rawreth Lane/Hambro Hill roundabout incorporating new skid resistance surfaces.”
Now this application is in, Chris and Ron will consider it on its planning merits – so don’t expect us to offer an opinion on whether it is acceptable or not.
We would be glad to hear your comments – either for or against!