Posts Tagged with "supermarket"

Implement The Supermarket Levy

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

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Dear Save Truro I’m emailing to inform you that a new campaign aimed at tackling the harmful effects of supermarket chains on local communities is taking off across the UK. The Supermarket Levy is about giving councils the power to put a levy on large supermarkets in their areas and for that money to be [...]

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Skullduggery at Coyte Farm?

Thursday, October 17, 2013

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Opponents of the Coyte Farm development will be interested to know that following the developers proposals and the objections to it by Ellandi, Cornwall Council commisioned a report by GVA (the UK’s largest independent commercial property consultants) to establish a non partisan view on the proposed retail developments in St. Austell. The draft of this [...]

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Inspector dismisses appeal against Todmorden supermarket refusal

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

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An inspector has dismissed an appeal against a west Yorkshire council’s refusal of permission for a supermarket in Todmorden, concluding that the proposal would have a ‘significant adverse impact on the vitality and viability’ of the town centre. Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council refused permission for the application to build a supermarket on land adjacent to [...]

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Supermarkets – a balanced argument

Thursday, February 2, 2012

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To read this easily hold down CTRL (CMD on Macs) and press + a number of times To return to normal viewing hold down CTRL and press -

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It’s an ill wind….

Thursday, January 19, 2012

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It’s an ill wind….

The retail carnage is getting worse. In the past week it was announced that Peacocks and Past Times have gone into administration while Bon Marché has served notice that it intends to do so. However, as they say, when one door closes another opens and Peacocks is an opportunity for Waitrose to move to a prime [...]

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Do we really need a Cornish Food Hall out of town?

Saturday, January 7, 2012

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……when we can already buy wonderful Cornish produce in our local Co-operative in the centre of Truro. Riviera Produce (David Simmons) is typical of the backers behind the Taste of Cornwall – large, successful and already supplying major supermarkets. No doubt, they’d welcome one more outlet but it’s hardly make or break for them. On [...]

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Why 2012 could be ‘disastrous’ for supermarkets

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

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Thorntons’  woes could be nothing compared to what could happen next year to supermarkets, warns Evolution Securities, as food retailers open new stores and expand existing ones at a time when consumer spending is falling. Evolution’s analysis of the latest CB Richard Ellis data shows that total food planning applications stand at 44 million sq ft, up over 9% [...]

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Keep up the pressure says Doris Ansari

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

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Keep up the pressure says Doris Ansari

We really do need to keep up the pressure. I am sure the developers including Cornwall Council will be working hard to convince the planners that this should go ahead. The public meeting held at Councy hall was well attended and people spoke with great Authority. I am more than ever convinced that this is the [...]

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The view from Malmesbury

Sunday, December 18, 2011

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We in Malmesbury in North Wilts are now faced with a choice of either Sainsbury’s or Waitrose. The sad reality is that virtually every one of us do our major food shopping in a supermarket. We can huff and puff but that is the reality. In our case almost everyone in the town does their [...]

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We’ll have a massive traffic problem if TEDC goes ahead

Friday, November 4, 2011

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The one factor that concerns me over the possible Truro Eastern Development is the massive traffic problem that will occur if it gets the go ahead! The situation now is horrendous – just experience it by driving into Truro using either the A390 through Tresillian or the A39 from the Trispen direction – the queues [...]

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Impact of Large Foodstores on Market Towns and District Centres

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

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Conclusions from the Study Our research has shown that large foodstores can and have had an adverse impact on market towns and district centres. The level, and consequences, of impact will vary depending on the particular local circumstances of the centres concerned. Smaller centres which are dependent to a large extent on convenience retailing to underpin their function, [...]

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Truro girl speaks out about Waitrose

Monday, October 24, 2011

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As a Truro girl – born and bred but now living near Grantham I wholeheartedly agree that Truro Council and the Chamber of Commerce shouild take note of  this article, and think long and hard about Waitrose (ie Prince Charles’ fund for Camillas increasingly outlandish hats). In Grantham, shops are closing week by week and there [...]

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Truro could take a leaf from this book

Saturday, October 22, 2011

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The Economic Impact of Waitrose at TEDC

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

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Introduction of supermarkets in small towns reduces the number of customers of independent retailers, reduces footfall, causes closure of businesses, the laying-off of staff and reduced staff working hours. Town centres also lose individual identity that has been acquired over time through heritage and diversity and become clones of other town centres as a result. [...]

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From the Company that refuses to look seriously at a city centre location in Truro

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

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The partnership that owns department store John Lewis and supermarket chain Waitrose has voiced its concern that the government’s proposed planning reforms could weaken protection of the high street. In its written evidence to the communities and local government select committee’s inquiry into the draft National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), the John Lewis Partnership stressed [...]

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Why not a ‘Little Waitrose’ here in the centre of Truro?

Monday, October 3, 2011

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Waitrose has launched the Little Waitrose sub-brand on a new convenience store in London in a trial of the name on smaller stores. The store on Old Brompton Road occupies 3,000sq ft and is Waitrose’s small format convenience store. The retailer is also opening larger format convenience stores, occupying around 6,000sq ft. According to Waitrose, [...]

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A spotlight on the TEDC scenarios

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

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You can download from the TEDC website a document which, among other things, offers a revealing insight into the thoughts of the developers of the Truro Eastern District Centre. In section 4.4 they lay out 10 carefully chosen scenarios. Note that none of these cover the main scenario which is Jack and Jill driving up [...]

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Predatory out- of- town supermarkets

Saturday, September 17, 2011

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Look at what has happened to Helston’s independent retailers and small businesses. The town has become sandwiched between  massive predatory out- of- town supermarkets. I never realised that there is a genuine lack of choice in supermarkets here in Truro. Ask yourselves the question – will another out- of- town enhance or kill what we [...]

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This proposal will only generate more traffic

Monday, September 12, 2011

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from the West Briton I see in the letter from Mrs. A Cameron (WB 18th August) that she is aware of the traffic congestion that is generated by the two existing supermarkets in Truro, as she says ‘adding to the chaos’. How a third supermarket will ease that chaos totally escapes me as it would [...]

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Brought up in Truro – suffering in Swansea

Monday, September 5, 2011

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There are continual laments posted in the local weekly paper in Swansea about how the city centre has been killed off by the circle of out of town shopping centres surrounding Swansea. They have considered cutting the rates for city centre businesses, they have got 4 park and ride schemes into the city centre, they [...]

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Another Resident who would be Affected

Sunday, September 4, 2011

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  Author : Jane Callaghan My comment is the text of the email I have just sent to the Secretary of St Clement PC. Dear Mrs Ashley, We at Woodlands Farm were dismayed and astonished to learn that St Clement Parish Council had made the decision to publicly endorse the ‘Eastern Region’ proposal without open [...]

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BLOT ON THE LANDSCAPE PART 2

Saturday, September 3, 2011

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Dear all, Please arrange to publish the following letter to the editor as soon as possible Regards Des Mennear I was proud to be present at the recent demonstration against the proposed massive development, on the eastern boundary of Truro, in the parish of St Clement. The group which demonstrated there was representing the vast [...]

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Wool Over Who’s Eyes

Saturday, September 3, 2011

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Reading a recent article on the thisiscornwall website,about how a local farming family are hoping to become one of the new producers for the ‘Cornish Food Store’, is this not a case of wool being pulled over the eyes just to get the backing of local farmers who believe they will get a chance to [...]

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Tresillian Village Hall Meeting

Friday, September 2, 2011

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PHILIP BUDDELL AUCTIONEER & VALUER MILLCOT, TRESILLIAN, TRURO Tel : 01872 520173 ; 07875 193 783   1 September 2011 To All Residents of Tresillian, Malpas & St Clement Dear Resident PROPOSED TRURO EASTERN DISTRICT CENTRE Most of you will be aware of the proposals of Cornwall Council in partnership with the Duchy of Cornwall to construct [...]

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BLOT ON THE LANDSCAPE

Thursday, September 1, 2011

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From: DES MENNEAR Subject: EASTERN DEVELOPMENT Message Body: DURING THE 14 YEARS THAT I WAS THE COUNTY AND DISTRICT COUNCILLOR FOR THE PARISHES OF ST CLEMENT, STERME, LADOCK,PROBUS, ST MICHAELPENKIVEL AND TREGONY I WAS A MEMBER OF THE TRURO TRANSPORTATION CONSULTATIVE COMMITTEE AND IT WAS ALWAYS THE INTENTION TO TRY TO HAVE A PARK AND [...]

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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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Philip Buddell’s response to Best Development Ever

Monday, August 29, 2011

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Michael Stone should have lived in Truro for the past 40 years before contemplating making such outlandish and irresponsible statements as contained in his post ‘Best Development Ever’.  Perhaps he’s on the Duchy payroll. These are not infrastructure improvements but just one retrograde proposal after another which will cause total chaos to the city and [...]

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Best Development Ever

Saturday, August 27, 2011

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From: Michael Stone > Subject: Best development proposal I have seen for Truro Message Body: The proposed development on the East Truro boundary is the best proposal for Truro that I have seen, in that it combines infrastructure improvements to help with the major traffic problems that Truro faces, limited housing development which will help [...]

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How much trade will an out of town Waitrose take from Truro?

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

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Thanks to Cllr. Wallis for this excerpt from his blog  on the current plan to suburbanise Wadebridge with a new out of town supermarket. In GVA’s report it is said Morrisons will have an impact of between 17% – 30% on Wadebridge’s town centre. This equates to between £1.5m and £2.9m diverted away from the town centre. For the [...]

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A familiar story from Cornwall Council

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

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Is Cornwall Council duping the people of Wadebridge? The Strategic Planning Committee will meet in Truro County Hall this Thursday to decide the fate of Wadebridge town, when they make a decision on the 3 Applications for out-of–town Supermarkets. Morrisons want to relocate Wadebridge Town Football club and build on the existing pitch. Sainsburys want [...]

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