New Sainsbury's plan is submitted

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DEVELOPERS have submitted a new planning application for a Sainsbury’s store off Southampton Road.

Salisbury Gateway has come up with a revised plan after withdrawing a previous application in 2012 following public consultation.

The multi-million pound project is for a new supermarket along with an eight-pump petrol station, parking and landscaping, and would create 400 jobs.

A corridor of land closest to the River Avon and Bourne, equating to 50 per cent of the site, is earmarked for a sustainable wetlands area which will be used to control, treat and store water on the site before it is returned to the river system.

This proposed larger supermarket would be in addition to Sainsbury’s long-standing smaller store in The Malting’s, which has been in Salisbury city centre for more than 25 years.

The developers say the project will not increase the risk of flooding, which has proved to be a major concern for residents, and will ease traffic congestion on Southampton Road by adding a fourth exit at the Bourne Way roundabout along with a slip road from the Alderbury direction.

Ross Castle, portfolio development manager at Sainsbury’s, said: “We are committed to providing Salisbury shoppers with a greater range of Sainsbury’s products. It is important customers can get to our store easily and we have been working with Salisbury Gateway’s highways consultants and the Highways Agency to improve the flow of traffic along the A36.”

He said a relocated bus stop and new shared walkway and cycleway will also ensure non-car users can shop safely. “Sainsbury’s has been investing in Salisbury for over 25 years and remains committed to improving the city centre store as part of the wider Central Car Park / The Maltings development,” he added.

Ian Culverhouse, director of Salisbury Site LLP said: “Over the last 18 months our team have gone back to the drawing board to ensure our proposals are the most sympathetic and appropriate for the site. Key elements of the application such as the management of traffic and water on site have evolved significantly.”

A resident drop-in session will be held on May 9 from 10am to 7.30pm and and May 10 from 10am to 2.30pm at the Red Lion Hotel in Milford Street when people will be able to view the submitted plans.

The application will go before Wiltshire Council’s southern area planning committee at a date to be confirmed. The application number of 14/03690/FUL and it can be viewed on the council’s website.

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6:29pm Tue 15 Apr 14

Grampie says...

What part of "we don't want it there" don't they understand?

Shopping is not the be all and end all of life.

i want the experience of having beautiful meadow land to remain in perpetuity.

There are plenty of places to shop, unless you live in the north of the city.

Go away Sainsburys. You are not wanted there.
What part of "we don't want it there" don't they understand? Shopping is not the be all and end all of life. i want the experience of having beautiful meadow land to remain in perpetuity. There are plenty of places to shop, unless you live in the north of the city. Go away Sainsburys. You are not wanted there. Grampie
  • Score: 12

9:12pm Tue 15 Apr 14

STRIPEY51 says...

Good,some competition for greedy tescos, make them think more about there prices, not sure about the traffic ,still cant be any worse than it is now.
Good,some competition for greedy tescos, make them think more about there prices, not sure about the traffic ,still cant be any worse than it is now. STRIPEY51
  • Score: -5

12:44am Wed 16 Apr 14

karlmarx says...

"and would create 400 jobs."
The same amount of jobs if it was built in a more sensible location.

"A corridor of land closest to the River Avon and Bourne, equating to 50 per cent of the site, is earmarked for a sustainable wetlands area which will be used to control, treat and store water on the site before it is returned to the river system."

The sustainable wetlands area will be 100% of the site. The river will provide more water than you can store unless you can control the rain fall.

"The developers say the project will not increase the risk of flooding, which has proved to be a major concern for residents"

No, one of the main concern of the residents is that this site floods irrespective of what you do to it, hence the name 'flood plain'.

"and will ease traffic congestion on Southampton Road by adding a fourth exit at the Bourne Way roundabout along with a slip road from the Alderbury direction."

The only way to ease congestion on the Southampton Road is to stop putting developments on it or, open a superstore but don't allow customers to drive there. The floods will help to deter shoppers in any case, all except those with access to 4X4s or landing craft.

“We are committed to providing Salisbury shoppers with a greater range of Sainsbury’s products. It is important customers can get to our store easily"

So build it to the North of the city.

"we have been working with Salisbury Gateway’s highways consultants and the Highways Agency to improve the flow of traffic along the A36.”

That's very generous of you, we look forward to the dual carriageway ring road/bypass that we have been waiting decades for. It should only cost you circa £150 million.

"He said a relocated bus stop and new shared walkway and cycleway will also ensure non-car users can shop safely."

That will be the quickest way to get there and back anyway.

“Over the last 18 months our team have gone back to the drawing board to ensure our proposals are the most sympathetic and appropriate for the site. Key elements of the application such as the management of traffic and water on site have evolved significantly.”

The site isn't appropriate and, the weather isn't sympathetic to ill judged placements of buildings. Your traffic to and from the store will impede the upon the function of a trunk route, through traffic will not get through.
"and would create 400 jobs." The same amount of jobs if it was built in a more sensible location. "A corridor of land closest to the River Avon and Bourne, equating to 50 per cent of the site, is earmarked for a sustainable wetlands area which will be used to control, treat and store water on the site before it is returned to the river system." The sustainable wetlands area will be 100% of the site. The river will provide more water than you can store unless you can control the rain fall. "The developers say the project will not increase the risk of flooding, which has proved to be a major concern for residents" No, one of the main concern of the residents is that this site floods irrespective of what you do to it, hence the name 'flood plain'. "and will ease traffic congestion on Southampton Road by adding a fourth exit at the Bourne Way roundabout along with a slip road from the Alderbury direction." The only way to ease congestion on the Southampton Road is to stop putting developments on it or, open a superstore but don't allow customers to drive there. The floods will help to deter shoppers in any case, all except those with access to 4X4s or landing craft. “We are committed to providing Salisbury shoppers with a greater range of Sainsbury’s products. It is important customers can get to our store easily" So build it to the North of the city. "we have been working with Salisbury Gateway’s highways consultants and the Highways Agency to improve the flow of traffic along the A36.” That's very generous of you, we look forward to the dual carriageway ring road/bypass that we have been waiting decades for. It should only cost you circa £150 million. "He said a relocated bus stop and new shared walkway and cycleway will also ensure non-car users can shop safely." That will be the quickest way to get there and back anyway. “Over the last 18 months our team have gone back to the drawing board to ensure our proposals are the most sympathetic and appropriate for the site. Key elements of the application such as the management of traffic and water on site have evolved significantly.” The site isn't appropriate and, the weather isn't sympathetic to ill judged placements of buildings. Your traffic to and from the store will impede the upon the function of a trunk route, through traffic will not get through. karlmarx
  • Score: 14

9:12am Wed 16 Apr 14

doppelganger says...

Very well said Karl Marx! It seems unbelievable that Sainsburys are persisting with this ridiculous planning application in this location. Also, their traffic analysis does not take in to account all the extra traffic that will be generated once all the new housing on the cards is built to the north/west/north east of Salisbury. I cannot see anyone walking/cycling/taki
ng the bus from Fugglestone Red/Bemerton/Bishopd
own/Old Sarum to do the weekly shop!
How on earth have we ended up in the situation where this is the "only" site available in Salisbury according to Sainsburys?
I just hope that the people of Salisbury will object loudly !!!
Very well said Karl Marx! It seems unbelievable that Sainsburys are persisting with this ridiculous planning application in this location. Also, their traffic analysis does not take in to account all the extra traffic that will be generated once all the new housing on the cards is built to the north/west/north east of Salisbury. I cannot see anyone walking/cycling/taki ng the bus from Fugglestone Red/Bemerton/Bishopd own/Old Sarum to do the weekly shop! How on earth have we ended up in the situation where this is the "only" site available in Salisbury according to Sainsburys? I just hope that the people of Salisbury will object loudly !!! doppelganger
  • Score: 9

9:43am Wed 16 Apr 14

jesushchrist says...

Nincompoops and buffoons - the lot of them!
Nincompoops and buffoons - the lot of them! jesushchrist
  • Score: 5

10:53am Wed 16 Apr 14

journalist1 says...

People need to submit objections to this plan to Wiltshire Council even if they objected last time round, as this will be treated as a new application and the previous objections won't count.
People need to submit objections to this plan to Wiltshire Council even if they objected last time round, as this will be treated as a new application and the previous objections won't count. journalist1
  • Score: 5

12:04pm Wed 16 Apr 14

mazclarke says...

This is crazy, people need to sign the online petition & go on the Wiltshire planning website & object. This will increase traffic on the Southampton Road & push more vehicles through Alderbury. Build it where it is needed not where there are 2 perfectly good supermarkets already.
If this goes ahead I will give up trying to get into Salisbury, it often takes almost an hour to do the 4 miles there at the moment. Come on council use your brains...NO ONE WANTS THIS
This is crazy, people need to sign the online petition & go on the Wiltshire planning website & object. This will increase traffic on the Southampton Road & push more vehicles through Alderbury. Build it where it is needed not where there are 2 perfectly good supermarkets already. If this goes ahead I will give up trying to get into Salisbury, it often takes almost an hour to do the 4 miles there at the moment. Come on council use your brains...NO ONE WANTS THIS mazclarke
  • Score: 3

8:02pm Wed 16 Apr 14

beaser says...

Well what with the American Walmart (ASDA) on London Road (,they can shove off as well.)
The centre will die,people will not be able to get to town,so sad to see our centre die because of these monster supermarkets.Jobs will be lost so Asda & Sainsbury stop going on about creating jobs ,you destroy them as well.

No doubt another superstore is looking at castle road area to plonk one in as well .
Well what with the American Walmart (ASDA) on London Road (,they can shove off as well.) The centre will die,people will not be able to get to town,so sad to see our centre die because of these monster supermarkets.Jobs will be lost so Asda & Sainsbury stop going on about creating jobs ,you destroy them as well. No doubt another superstore is looking at castle road area to plonk one in as well . beaser
  • Score: 0

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