Posts Tagged with "Town centre demise"

Your chance to ‘DO SOMETHING’

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

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Deacon Petition

People are asking what they can do to oppose the developer-led planning. Here’s one suggestion. Let’s pre-empt their consultation and tell the Council we don’t want our countryside used to build soulless estates of unaffordable houses for the profit of the big developers. Take the first step and register your opposition to plans to build [...]

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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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High Streets are ‘being failed by Planning Law’

Monday, December 9, 2013

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Britain’s beleaguered high streets are still failing despite the Government’s much-vaunted Town Centre First policy, which pledged to protect small independent shopkeepers from out-of-town shopping developments, new research claims. The study found that more than three-quarters of new retail space approved since the national planning laws came into force last year have been located outside [...]

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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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Tension mounts on Lemon Quay

Sunday, February 12, 2012

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Life for managers of the Lemon Quay estate is very tense at the moment – Peacocks has gone into administration and there is constant uneasiness in the Boardroom at HMV – a recent  revival package would seem to keep hope alive for the Truro shop for now, but perhaps the change in emphasis and the [...]

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Empty Shops

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

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The economic frost is biting Truro – closures left right and centre. In the main, so far, it’s the small independents who are holding their own – they are flexible, and the more resilient ones plan to weather the odd storm. If this keeps up it may not be the same story. What Truro needs [...]

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Fears grow over the future of 5,500 high street shops

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

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One of the UK’s largest property companies has drawn up a confidential list of struggling retailers amid fears that more than 5,500 shops in Britain could be handed back to landlords or closed within months. The property company is one of a number to have identified a collection of retailers suffering from poor trading and [...]

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Big Business vs Common Sense

Monday, November 21, 2011

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Big Business vs Common Sense

Swallowing up greenfield makes no sense apart from in the eyes of those who stand to make money from the exploitation of our natural treasure. This is only the start, and raises the even more desperately horrendous possibility, and a very real one, that the corridor for development will be opened up right along to [...]

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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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Cornwall Council to ignore its own findings?

Monday, September 26, 2011

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I listened with interest to the headline story on Radio Cornwall this morning concerning the Cornwall Council report which highlights the decline in the use of town centres in Cornwall. In particular,to the amazing conclusion that part of the reason for this is due to the growth of out of town/edge of town retail development. [...]

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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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Letter to Eric Pickles – HELP!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

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The Right Honourable Eric Pickles Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government             Truro Department for Communities and Local Government Eland House                                                                                       Cornwall Bressenden Place London SW1E 5DU                                                                                           27th June 2011   Dear Mr Pickles, The Duchy of Cornwall and Cornwall Council are together submitting a planning application for the Council’s own Planning Department [...]

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Mary Portas

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

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Mary Portas says in Daily Telegraph May 11th: When David Cameron asked me to do an independent review into the future of the high street, I turned up at a meeting in Whitehall and asked to see the previous research. Twenty or so reports by various industry chiefs and business groups were put in front [...]

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