Still time to comment on Sainsbury's plan

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PEOPLE are being reassured they will have time to make their views known on the plan for a new Sainsbury’s store in Salisbury.

Concerns had been raised that the end date for public consultation on the planning application was today, while a resident dropin session with the developers is tomorrow.

But the council and the developer has said people can still submit letters to Wiltshire Council on the application right up to its consideration by the southern area planning committee as well as registering to speak at the committee meeting.

A spokesman for the council said: “There is an official date for the end of the consultation but letters sent in will still be considered.

They will not be ignored.”

The multi-million pound Gateway project is for a new supermarket in Southampton Road, along with an eight-pump petrol station, parking and landscaping, creating 400 jobs.

A corridor of land closest to the rivers 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 Maltings.

Concerns have been raised by people in the city about flooding and traffic problems in the area, and have called for Sainsbury’s to consider applying for a store on the other side of the city instead.

But the developers say the project will not increase the risk of flooding 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.

They maintain there is no other land available to them for a new store and they want to go head to head with Tesco, which has a supermarket on the opposite side of the road.

A resident drop-in session will be held tomorrow, from 10am to 7.30pm, and Saturday, from 10am to 2.30pm, at the Red Lion Hotel in Milford Street where the plans will be on display.

The application will go before the southern area planning committee at a date to be confirmed.

The application number is 14/03690/FUL and the plans can be viewed on the council’s website.

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4:35pm Wed 7 May 14

Grampie says...

The only reason that Sainsburys want to build here is for profit, pure and simple greed and nothing to do with making life in Salisbury better.

The residents of Salisbury and the surrounding area will not benefit it by a single jot, but the developers could not care less as long as they make money out of despoiling the meadows.
The only reason that Sainsburys want to build here is for profit, pure and simple greed and nothing to do with making life in Salisbury better. The residents of Salisbury and the surrounding area will not benefit it by a single jot, but the developers could not care less as long as they make money out of despoiling the meadows. Grampie
  • Score: 9

5:19pm Wed 7 May 14

doppelganger says...

I find it hard to believe that there is room to build several thousand new homes on the other side of Salisbury but absolutely no place to build a large retail! Really???!!!!!! Just think of all that additional traffic generated by the new homes all trailing across the ring road and Southampton Road trying to get their shopping! This additional traffic has not been considered. I really hope people get writing to the Council now to make their views known!
I find it hard to believe that there is room to build several thousand new homes on the other side of Salisbury but absolutely no place to build a large retail! Really???!!!!!! Just think of all that additional traffic generated by the new homes all trailing across the ring road and Southampton Road trying to get their shopping! This additional traffic has not been considered. I really hope people get writing to the Council now to make their views known! doppelganger
  • Score: 8

9:42pm Wed 7 May 14

karlmarx says...

They would get four times as many customers as Tesco if it was built north of the city, and still create 400 jobs.
They would get four times as many customers as Tesco if it was built north of the city, and still create 400 jobs. karlmarx
  • Score: 6

10:40am Thu 8 May 14

gingin says...

doppelganger wrote:
I find it hard to believe that there is room to build several thousand new homes on the other side of Salisbury but absolutely no place to build a large retail! Really???!!!!!! Just think of all that additional traffic generated by the new homes all trailing across the ring road and Southampton Road trying to get their shopping! This additional traffic has not been considered. I really hope people get writing to the Council now to make their views known!
A lot of residents find this one hard to believe! All Wiltshire Council cared about was the amount of houses they could give permission for on a site. No thought was ever put into supermarkets to serve the people who would ultimately purchase theses houses. They barely demand a school large enough and as for any other facilities they have to be fought for.

When challenged WC just quote their Core Strategy at you however many people believe it's not worth the paper it is written and no area in Salisbury or surrounding parishes are gaining anything but vast amounts of houses!

Personally I hope Asda gain permission but am sure there are many who don't wish for that one either.
[quote][p][bold]doppelganger[/bold] wrote: I find it hard to believe that there is room to build several thousand new homes on the other side of Salisbury but absolutely no place to build a large retail! Really???!!!!!! Just think of all that additional traffic generated by the new homes all trailing across the ring road and Southampton Road trying to get their shopping! This additional traffic has not been considered. I really hope people get writing to the Council now to make their views known![/p][/quote]A lot of residents find this one hard to believe! All Wiltshire Council cared about was the amount of houses they could give permission for on a site. No thought was ever put into supermarkets to serve the people who would ultimately purchase theses houses. They barely demand a school large enough and as for any other facilities they have to be fought for. When challenged WC just quote their Core Strategy at you however many people believe it's not worth the paper it is written and no area in Salisbury or surrounding parishes are gaining anything but vast amounts of houses! Personally I hope Asda gain permission but am sure there are many who don't wish for that one either. gingin
  • Score: 4

11:53am Thu 8 May 14

karlmarx says...

Putting up housing estates without any infrastructure or amenities is like planting a seed in a bucket of sand. Good luck with that!
Putting up housing estates without any infrastructure or amenities is like planting a seed in a bucket of sand. Good luck with that! karlmarx
  • Score: 5

6:24pm Thu 8 May 14

Morello says...

Adding supermarkets is not going to grow the overall shopping turnover in Salisbury by very much so the result would be sharing the current volume of business amongst more players.
Waitrose wouldn't lose much because us customers wouldn't be attracted to the common shops where common people go.
Sainsbury plus Asda would steal so much from Tesco that they'd close the city centre shop. Despite what they say, Sainsbury would probably do likewise.
Is not our best plan to support Asda and oppose Sainsbury because we'd then end up with the best compromise ??
Adding supermarkets is not going to grow the overall shopping turnover in Salisbury by very much so the result would be sharing the current volume of business amongst more players. Waitrose wouldn't lose much because us customers wouldn't be attracted to the common shops where common people go. Sainsbury plus Asda would steal so much from Tesco that they'd close the city centre shop. Despite what they say, Sainsbury would probably do likewise. Is not our best plan to support Asda and oppose Sainsbury because we'd then end up with the best compromise ?? Morello
  • Score: 2

4:42pm Fri 9 May 14

doppelganger says...

I was fascinated to learn from the exhibitors today that , according to them, when they contacted the Head of Planning at Wiltshire Council last week and the Head of Salisbury Vision to ask about other possible sites in Salisbury, they were advised there were none available at all. It just does not make any sense!!!!!
I was fascinated to learn from the exhibitors today that , according to them, when they contacted the Head of Planning at Wiltshire Council last week and the Head of Salisbury Vision to ask about other possible sites in Salisbury, they were advised there were none available at all. It just does not make any sense!!!!! doppelganger
  • Score: 1

1:05am Sun 11 May 14

karlmarx says...

doppelganger wrote:
I was fascinated to learn from the exhibitors today that , according to them, when they contacted the Head of Planning at Wiltshire Council last week and the Head of Salisbury Vision to ask about other possible sites in Salisbury, they were advised there were none available at all. It just does not make any sense!!!!!
But plenty of sites available for new housing estates, large housing estates at that. The populations of which will then have to negotiate the bottleneck which is called the Southampton road to get to the new Sainsbury store, Tesco, Lidl, B&Q, Homebase etc...
Despite the ludicrous claim from the Salisbury Gateway project that the new superstore won't increase the traffic volumes. So how will all the people from these numerous new developments get to Sainsburys? Have the Salisbury Gateway project secretly developed teleportation like in Startrek? Maybe people are to be encouraged to arrive and depart by boat? There's plenty of water and a nice convenient river on the proposed site.
[quote][p][bold]doppelganger[/bold] wrote: I was fascinated to learn from the exhibitors today that , according to them, when they contacted the Head of Planning at Wiltshire Council last week and the Head of Salisbury Vision to ask about other possible sites in Salisbury, they were advised there were none available at all. It just does not make any sense!!!!![/p][/quote]But plenty of sites available for new housing estates, large housing estates at that. The populations of which will then have to negotiate the bottleneck which is called the Southampton road to get to the new Sainsbury store, Tesco, Lidl, B&Q, Homebase etc... Despite the ludicrous claim from the Salisbury Gateway project that the new superstore won't increase the traffic volumes. So how will all the people from these numerous new developments get to Sainsburys? Have the Salisbury Gateway project secretly developed teleportation like in Startrek? Maybe people are to be encouraged to arrive and depart by boat? There's plenty of water and a nice convenient river on the proposed site. karlmarx
  • Score: 3

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