Posts Tagged with "small traders"

The View from Tresillian

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

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In 1974, my wife and I bought our first house in Tresillian and every time I drove into Truro, up and around Woodcock Corner, I thought how lucky I was to be able to enjoy one of the finest scenic approaches to any county town in Britain. The sadly deceased architect and commentator, Ian Nairn, [...]

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NO NO NO

Monday, August 29, 2011

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From: Carole Bannister Subject: Eastern Green Development Message Body: NO! NO! NO! Truro does not need to get bigger, it is the tenant farmer who is suffering, and if this goes ahead there will be more good agricultural land subjected to concrete.  Are governments not aware of the growing food shortage? I say NO! as [...]

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Waitrose to create more jobs in Truro????

Sunday, August 14, 2011

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“Supermarkets are never slow to publicise their ability to create jobs. As environmental and local community groups fight new superstore developments, the chains continue to stress the employment benefits of store expansion. It’s certainly a compelling argument. Imagine a local planning department mulling over a new store application. On the one hand, they want to [...]

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Will take trade away from Truro City Centre

Friday, August 5, 2011

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I object to the Truro Eastern District Centre Development, as it will take trade away from Truro city centre (we already have a cool, recently refurbished Co-op, a Tesco, an Aldi and a Sainsburys) and the twice-weekly Truro Farmers’ Market. It will destroy a beautiful valley,which is home to deer and an attractive gateway into [...]

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Representations from the Trehane Family

Saturday, July 16, 2011

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Ian Lloyd Cornwall Council County Hall Treyew Road Truro TR1 3AY 8 July 2011 Dear Sir, TRURO EASTERN DISTRICT CENTRE – APPLICATION PA11/04599 I wish to make the following representations concerning the proposed developments East of Truro. 1.0 Planning strategy for Truro 1.1 Truro is facing significant effects from several major development proposals including the [...]

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Ensuring a prosperous future for Britain’s High Streets

Friday, June 17, 2011

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We have long been known as a nation of shop keepers. In the last century my family where shop keepers on the High Street in Falmouth. For centuries, making things and selling them here and around the world was the basis upon which Cornwall’s prosperity was built. I want to make sure that during this [...]

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Truro does not need to be regenerated at the moment

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

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Truro does not need to be regenerated at the moment

In February 2004 we, as family, purchased the Pannier Market which holds approximately 40 small locally owned businesses selling a range of food and durable goods.  When we took over, there were 14 empty stalls in the market.  We addressed this situation by regenerating the interest in the market and at our own expense we [...]

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Letter on Mary Portas’s website

Friday, June 3, 2011

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Letter on Mary Portas’s website

Does this ring any bells with you? Mac Wood says: June 2, 2011 at 12:38 pm I live in a beautiful old market town (heard this before?), which is due to be desecrated by the building of a Sainsbury’s superstore on the edge of town and within 50 metres of the historic Bishops Waltham Palace [...]

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Let’s see what Mary Portas has to say.

Friday, June 3, 2011

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Let’s see what Mary Portas has to say.

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Haven’t we got enough supermarkets here already?

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

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Unimaginative retail planning leads to a lack of diversity as it’s not just the big multiples that attract people here but all the small shops which make Truro different. We’ve got enough of these cloned town centres where there are only big players with the small guys pushed out. If you keep bringing in these [...]

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Who are the Taste of Cornwall?

Thursday, May 26, 2011

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Who are the Taste of Cornwall?

The consortium of local business men who make up Taste Cornwall tried the same thing with Waitrose about 8/9 years ago on a site at Treliever near Penryn. For reasons that nobody ever explained the proposals were never submitted as a planning application. Taste of Cornwall Shareholders Elwyn Jones Chairman Ex dairy farmer from farming [...]

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Coming into Truro is like a breath of fresh air

Monday, May 23, 2011

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Coming into Truro is like a breath of fresh air

All over Britain, town and city centres have been destroyed by out-of-town supermarkets. How much easier it is, for those with cars, to drive to an out-of-town centre, park, shop and return home. The result of huge numbers of people doing this is that many town centres have been left deserted, virtual wastelands, with shop [...]

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This Plan is Flawed

Friday, May 20, 2011

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This Plan is Flawed

I totally agree with the comments already made by my fellow city councillors.  This development threatens to lead to urban sprawl, increased congestion on Tregolls Road, unfair competition to our already vulnerable but much valued small retailers, including the Farmers’ Market, loss of valuable agricultural land and damage to wildlife habitat and landscape.  At the [...]

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Don’t want these green fields spoiled

Friday, May 20, 2011

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I certainly wouldn’t want these green fields spoiled. A Waitrose? Fine in Truro but not stuck out there. I don’t think the Food Hall is a good idea as we have plenty of other outlets which would be harmed by this. It’s a good idea to have the Recycling Centre closer to Truro but is this [...]

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67 retail outlets and 548 jobs in danger from proposals

Thursday, May 12, 2011

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Re: Proposed Eastern District Centre development I am writing on behalf of Truro Farmers Market to express our serious concerns about the proposed Eastern District Centre development on the outskirts of Truro that includes a proposed Taste of Cornwall and a Waitrose supermarket. We firmly believe this development will impact on the viability of our [...]

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We need to keep Truro unique

Thursday, May 12, 2011

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We need to keep Truro unique

As one of the last butchers in Truro and Landlord of Truro’s Pannier Market with a large amount of independent market traders, the planners do not seem to realise that the pie is only so big! If this scheme goes ahead, Truro will be flanked on all sides with supermarkets and we will become just [...]

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