Fears over Asda plan

First published in News Salisbury Journal: Photograph of the Author by , Head of Sport

THERE is a rising tide of local opinion against the proposed Asda supermarket in London Road, according to people living nearby.

Several Bishopdown Farm and Hampton Park residents have raised concerns about the increased traffic and noise that could result from the new store and have written to Wiltshire Council’s planning department to express their views.

They have also questioned whether London Road is the best place for a supermarket fearing that it could become a “second Southampton Road.”

Linda Slater, who lives in Lindford Road near the proposed new store, wrote to Asda stating: “There is a strong negative view against this store. It will cause horrendous traffic hold-ups around the Hampton Park roundabout and the new housing developments will add to this huge problem.

“I am strongly against this build and hope that you listen to the opinions of local residents.”

People living at Bishopdown Farm have also raised fears about extra litter, pollution, discarded trolleys and noise.

And they are worried that nearby Church Road through Laverstock will become even busier and more dangerous for children attending the schools there.

Aldi also wants to build on London Road, at the site of the former Autecnique garage.

“We are not a huge population and do we really need another two superstores?” asked local resident Kirsty Maguire.

“We need to learn from past mistakes in Southampton Road and keep Salisbury a beautiful place.”

Bishopdown Farm residents are also questioning the impact Asda could have on businesses in the city centre.

The application will be debated by Salisbury City Council’s planning and transportation committee at a meeting being held in the Guildhall at 6.30pm on Monday, June 16, when councillors will receive a presentation from Asda’s consultants.

Asda says it will carry out full traffic impact assessments and continue to work with local residents throughout the planning process.

The retailer says that 79 per cent of people in Salisbury are in favour of the store and it has received a lot of positive feedback from shoppers looking for more choice.

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12:36pm Wed 11 Jun 14

Goose. says...

Wouldn't the increase in jobs for the area be beneficial?
Wouldn't the increase in jobs for the area be beneficial? Goose.
  • Score: 15

2:06pm Wed 11 Jun 14

Champers says...

As I've said before; there is already approval granted for the site for retail units within a business park so it will be developed whatever! Surely better to have a supermarket that's of use to everybody? The five hundred new households on HP2 will have to shop somewhere so it makes sense to have a local facility, therefore cutting down on the use of cars as many will be able to walk. Litter and discarded trolleys are down to irresponsible people, not the retailer.

Many residents of Church Road have expressed a preference for the ASDA development as traffic may actually decrease as many vehicles use that particular route to Southampton Road.

There is far from a majority against, most locals in the area have been very positive regarding the application evidenced by the letters of support posted on the online planning application. Eleven years ago, the first ASDA proposal was rejected by a small vociferous opposition who got their way due to public apathy. This experience has luckily made people more aware of what could be available.

ASDA will be making a presentation to the Laverstock and Ford Parish Council on Monday 16 June at appx 7:30PM at Greentrees School. This will be open to the public.
As I've said before; there is already approval granted for the site for retail units within a business park so it will be developed whatever! Surely better to have a supermarket that's of use to everybody? The five hundred new households on HP2 will have to shop somewhere so it makes sense to have a local facility, therefore cutting down on the use of cars as many will be able to walk. Litter and discarded trolleys are down to irresponsible people, not the retailer. Many residents of Church Road have expressed a preference for the ASDA development as traffic may actually decrease as many vehicles use that particular route to Southampton Road. There is far from a majority against, most locals in the area have been very positive regarding the application evidenced by the letters of support posted on the online planning application. Eleven years ago, the first ASDA proposal was rejected by a small vociferous opposition who got their way due to public apathy. This experience has luckily made people more aware of what could be available. ASDA will be making a presentation to the Laverstock and Ford Parish Council on Monday 16 June at appx 7:30PM at Greentrees School. This will be open to the public. Champers
  • Score: 21

6:11pm Wed 11 Jun 14

gingin says...

Champers wrote:
As I've said before; there is already approval granted for the site for retail units within a business park so it will be developed whatever! Surely better to have a supermarket that's of use to everybody? The five hundred new households on HP2 will have to shop somewhere so it makes sense to have a local facility, therefore cutting down on the use of cars as many will be able to walk. Litter and discarded trolleys are down to irresponsible people, not the retailer.

Many residents of Church Road have expressed a preference for the ASDA development as traffic may actually decrease as many vehicles use that particular route to Southampton Road.

There is far from a majority against, most locals in the area have been very positive regarding the application evidenced by the letters of support posted on the online planning application. Eleven years ago, the first ASDA proposal was rejected by a small vociferous opposition who got their way due to public apathy. This experience has luckily made people more aware of what could be available.

ASDA will be making a presentation to the Laverstock and Ford Parish Council on Monday 16 June at appx 7:30PM at Greentrees School. This will be open to the public.
Quite right "Champers" the site will be developed with some sort or retail so one would think an Asda would be preferable.

Traffic and noise will increase once the HP2 development comes on stream and sold. New developments need facilities and the point regarding not so much through Laverstock for a change would be welcomed by Church Road residents and Milford Mill Road residents who bear the brunt every time when drivers go from one side to the Southampton Road plus all the school traffic!
[quote][p][bold]Champers[/bold] wrote: As I've said before; there is already approval granted for the site for retail units within a business park so it will be developed whatever! Surely better to have a supermarket that's of use to everybody? The five hundred new households on HP2 will have to shop somewhere so it makes sense to have a local facility, therefore cutting down on the use of cars as many will be able to walk. Litter and discarded trolleys are down to irresponsible people, not the retailer. Many residents of Church Road have expressed a preference for the ASDA development as traffic may actually decrease as many vehicles use that particular route to Southampton Road. There is far from a majority against, most locals in the area have been very positive regarding the application evidenced by the letters of support posted on the online planning application. Eleven years ago, the first ASDA proposal was rejected by a small vociferous opposition who got their way due to public apathy. This experience has luckily made people more aware of what could be available. ASDA will be making a presentation to the Laverstock and Ford Parish Council on Monday 16 June at appx 7:30PM at Greentrees School. This will be open to the public.[/p][/quote]Quite right "Champers" the site will be developed with some sort or retail so one would think an Asda would be preferable. Traffic and noise will increase once the HP2 development comes on stream and sold. New developments need facilities and the point regarding not so much through Laverstock for a change would be welcomed by Church Road residents and Milford Mill Road residents who bear the brunt every time when drivers go from one side to the Southampton Road plus all the school traffic! gingin
  • Score: 7

6:37pm Wed 11 Jun 14

Journal fan says...

If you take the time to check the Council Website, you will find the letters of support are in the minority. The letters voicing opposition list reasoned and considered concerns. If those immediately affected are a vociferous minority, it is because we have the most to lose. If our concerns are not valid, then the development will go ahead unchanged and then we will find out who was right. Unfortunately it will then be too late to correct the situation and we will have to live with the noise of waste compactors and heavy goods deliveries 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. A cause for concern? I think so.
If you take the time to check the Council Website, you will find the letters of support are in the minority. The letters voicing opposition list reasoned and considered concerns. If those immediately affected are a vociferous minority, it is because we have the most to lose. If our concerns are not valid, then the development will go ahead unchanged and then we will find out who was right. Unfortunately it will then be too late to correct the situation and we will have to live with the noise of waste compactors and heavy goods deliveries 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. A cause for concern? I think so. Journal fan
  • Score: -13

7:55pm Wed 11 Jun 14

Journal fan says...

Why so keen on Asda? It's just another supermarket and it's not even the cheapest any more. As for jobs, if you search Asda on the Guardian website
( May 15th )you will find that due to over staffing, they are currently relocating 4,100 managerial staff to other stores, offering them the choice of taking more junior "click and collect" positions or leaving Asda's employ. I guess they can always buy a house at Riverdown Park. Funny how things work out!
Why so keen on Asda? It's just another supermarket and it's not even the cheapest any more. As for jobs, if you search Asda on the Guardian website ( May 15th )you will find that due to over staffing, they are currently relocating 4,100 managerial staff to other stores, offering them the choice of taking more junior "click and collect" positions or leaving Asda's employ. I guess they can always buy a house at Riverdown Park. Funny how things work out! Journal fan
  • Score: -6

9:14pm Wed 11 Jun 14

Champers says...

Journal fan wrote:
If you take the time to check the Council Website, you will find the letters of support are in the minority. The letters voicing opposition list reasoned and considered concerns. If those immediately affected are a vociferous minority, it is because we have the most to lose. If our concerns are not valid, then the development will go ahead unchanged and then we will find out who was right. Unfortunately it will then be too late to correct the situation and we will have to live with the noise of waste compactors and heavy goods deliveries 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. A cause for concern? I think so.
Sadly, if there had been more local opposition to the HP2 development all those years ago, we probably wouldn't have needed this supermarket on the north side of the city. The PC and Ian McLennan fought tirelessly to stop the building going ahead but were eventually scuppered by Eric Pickles.

We now have to face the fact it's here and therefore the residents need and deserve facilities otherwise the additional traffic will be adding to the congestion through the City. Sometimes, it's also worth thinking about the fact that, 15 years ago, the land that Bishopdown Farm/HP1 is built on, was fields and hedgerows too and it was just as sad to the surrounding older communities to see these swallowed up by new houses.

I'm not a particular 'fan' of ASDA, not sure I've ever actually been in one! But choice is always good and seeing we already have Waitrose, 2 Tescos and Sainsburys, let's have some competition and choice.
[quote][p][bold]Journal fan[/bold] wrote: If you take the time to check the Council Website, you will find the letters of support are in the minority. The letters voicing opposition list reasoned and considered concerns. If those immediately affected are a vociferous minority, it is because we have the most to lose. If our concerns are not valid, then the development will go ahead unchanged and then we will find out who was right. Unfortunately it will then be too late to correct the situation and we will have to live with the noise of waste compactors and heavy goods deliveries 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. A cause for concern? I think so.[/p][/quote]Sadly, if there had been more local opposition to the HP2 development all those years ago, we probably wouldn't have needed this supermarket on the north side of the city. The PC and Ian McLennan fought tirelessly to stop the building going ahead but were eventually scuppered by Eric Pickles. We now have to face the fact it's here and therefore the residents need and deserve facilities otherwise the additional traffic will be adding to the congestion through the City. Sometimes, it's also worth thinking about the fact that, 15 years ago, the land that Bishopdown Farm/HP1 is built on, was fields and hedgerows too and it was just as sad to the surrounding older communities to see these swallowed up by new houses. I'm not a particular 'fan' of ASDA, not sure I've ever actually been in one! But choice is always good and seeing we already have Waitrose, 2 Tescos and Sainsburys, let's have some competition and choice. Champers
  • Score: 12

10:19pm Wed 11 Jun 14

Journal fan says...

Are you saying there's no need for more housing in Salisbury? If so, it must be bucking the trend nationally. We need housing more than we need another supermarket selling exactly the same products as all the rest. As for price competition, that occurs at a national and international level. Prices do not differ from town to town, as far as I am aware. No real competition and more of the same.
Are you saying there's no need for more housing in Salisbury? If so, it must be bucking the trend nationally. We need housing more than we need another supermarket selling exactly the same products as all the rest. As for price competition, that occurs at a national and international level. Prices do not differ from town to town, as far as I am aware. No real competition and more of the same. Journal fan
  • Score: -5

10:11am Thu 12 Jun 14

gingin says...

Journal fan wrote:
Are you saying there's no need for more housing in Salisbury? If so, it must be bucking the trend nationally. We need housing more than we need another supermarket selling exactly the same products as all the rest. As for price competition, that occurs at a national and international level. Prices do not differ from town to town, as far as I am aware. No real competition and more of the same.
You miss the point> there is need for more houses everywhere however new developments need facilities and when the South Wiltshire Core Strategy was drawn up the overwhelming argument from WC was these sites should be sustainable and not just houses with no facilities! This only causes people to commute all over the county and further to work. The concept of sustainability was to at least give some people a chance to live and work without travel. Everyone complains about the congestion and noise from roads already blocked at times but without some form of sustainability things will get a whole lot worse.

Many would prefer a supermarket on this side of Salisbury or in the vicinity of Devizes Road or near the development at the top end of Devizes Road but WC didn't and doesn't listen!!

Pickles gave overwhelming priority to developers without any thought for anything other than house numbers > just build that's all he wants never mind the impact on the local area or the residents who already live there.

Salisbury is changing fast and that means more houses, traffic and people commuting to work and in need of a better transport strategy and car parking at the railway station, it's not all about one area everyone will have some form of upheaval and unpleasant knock on effects.

Fuel prices differ greatly from town to town even if food prices do not.
[quote][p][bold]Journal fan[/bold] wrote: Are you saying there's no need for more housing in Salisbury? If so, it must be bucking the trend nationally. We need housing more than we need another supermarket selling exactly the same products as all the rest. As for price competition, that occurs at a national and international level. Prices do not differ from town to town, as far as I am aware. No real competition and more of the same.[/p][/quote]You miss the point> there is need for more houses everywhere however new developments need facilities and when the South Wiltshire Core Strategy was drawn up the overwhelming argument from WC was these sites should be sustainable and not just houses with no facilities! This only causes people to commute all over the county and further to work. The concept of sustainability was to at least give some people a chance to live and work without travel. Everyone complains about the congestion and noise from roads already blocked at times but without some form of sustainability things will get a whole lot worse. Many would prefer a supermarket on this side of Salisbury or in the vicinity of Devizes Road or near the development at the top end of Devizes Road but WC didn't and doesn't listen!! Pickles gave overwhelming priority to developers without any thought for anything other than house numbers > just build that's all he wants never mind the impact on the local area or the residents who already live there. Salisbury is changing fast and that means more houses, traffic and people commuting to work and in need of a better transport strategy and car parking at the railway station, it's not all about one area everyone will have some form of upheaval and unpleasant knock on effects. Fuel prices differ greatly from town to town even if food prices do not. gingin
  • Score: 7

12:11pm Thu 12 Jun 14

Journal fan says...

This superstore will increase traffic not reduce it. It will also have a profound effect on those of us who live and work here. I realise that everyone is concerned about traffic impact in their particular area of Salisbury, but simply moving the problem to someone else's area, without consideration for the impact it may have on them, is not a good solution.
This superstore will increase traffic not reduce it. It will also have a profound effect on those of us who live and work here. I realise that everyone is concerned about traffic impact in their particular area of Salisbury, but simply moving the problem to someone else's area, without consideration for the impact it may have on them, is not a good solution. Journal fan
  • Score: -10

12:38pm Thu 12 Jun 14

Journal fan says...

Sorry, no more comments for now. I'm off to Waitrose, or maybe Tesco or Lidl. And you'll be relieved to know I won't be using the Laverstock rat run. Never do. It's a lot less stressful to use the Ring Road. I only use the rat run when the London Road and Ring Road are gridlocked. Mmmmm....
Sorry, no more comments for now. I'm off to Waitrose, or maybe Tesco or Lidl. And you'll be relieved to know I won't be using the Laverstock rat run. Never do. It's a lot less stressful to use the Ring Road. I only use the rat run when the London Road and Ring Road are gridlocked. Mmmmm.... Journal fan
  • Score: -7

1:42pm Thu 12 Jun 14

gingin says...

Journal fan wrote:
This superstore will increase traffic not reduce it. It will also have a profound effect on those of us who live and work here. I realise that everyone is concerned about traffic impact in their particular area of Salisbury, but simply moving the problem to someone else's area, without consideration for the impact it may have on them, is not a good solution.
Agreed but so will 500 homes at HP2 and they will need to get into their cars to shop. Every new development, supermarket, school etc increases traffic, I don't like it any more than you but forces beyond our control deem these things OK. Maybe the traffic survey will stop it in it's track but don't forget this piece of land already has planning permission for a retail park so very unlikely to remain a green open space in the future.

Nobody wanted HP2 but as you know houses are needed and Laverstock and Ford Parish has taken more than it's share of development.

Glad to hear you don't use the rat run very often but it seems as if the Ring Road and the rat run will come to a standstill soon as all we get is houses and no extra infrastructure.
[quote][p][bold]Journal fan[/bold] wrote: This superstore will increase traffic not reduce it. It will also have a profound effect on those of us who live and work here. I realise that everyone is concerned about traffic impact in their particular area of Salisbury, but simply moving the problem to someone else's area, without consideration for the impact it may have on them, is not a good solution.[/p][/quote]Agreed but so will 500 homes at HP2 and they will need to get into their cars to shop. Every new development, supermarket, school etc increases traffic, I don't like it any more than you but forces beyond our control deem these things OK. Maybe the traffic survey will stop it in it's track but don't forget this piece of land already has planning permission for a retail park so very unlikely to remain a green open space in the future. Nobody wanted HP2 but as you know houses are needed and Laverstock and Ford Parish has taken more than it's share of development. Glad to hear you don't use the rat run very often but it seems as if the Ring Road and the rat run will come to a standstill soon as all we get is houses and no extra infrastructure. gingin
  • Score: 5

2:39pm Thu 12 Jun 14

Journal fan says...

Back from my successful shopping trip. If you are concerned about how you will get your food shopping if Asda is delayed, I would recommend home delivery. Tesco will deliver to your door for £1. Much cheaper than paying out for petrol and more environmentally friendly too. By the way, I passed an Asda home delivery van on the way to Waitrose heading for Wilton. So that's an option too. Oh, the wonders of technology. Now I'm going to sit in my only bit of garden and enjoy the sunshine. I might not be able to sit out there by next year!
Back from my successful shopping trip. If you are concerned about how you will get your food shopping if Asda is delayed, I would recommend home delivery. Tesco will deliver to your door for £1. Much cheaper than paying out for petrol and more environmentally friendly too. By the way, I passed an Asda home delivery van on the way to Waitrose heading for Wilton. So that's an option too. Oh, the wonders of technology. Now I'm going to sit in my only bit of garden and enjoy the sunshine. I might not be able to sit out there by next year! Journal fan
  • Score: -5

4:54pm Thu 12 Jun 14

Williamson45 says...

I can feel sympathy for the residents of Hampton Park who bought houses on the promise that the right hand side of Pearce Way was going to be a golf course, then 20 years later it turns out to get another 500 houses.
However, the piece of land in question has had a sign saying Salisbury Retail Park for all of those 20 years.
What exactly did the residents, now complaining, think was going to be there when they bought their houses???
I can feel sympathy for the residents of Hampton Park who bought houses on the promise that the right hand side of Pearce Way was going to be a golf course, then 20 years later it turns out to get another 500 houses. However, the piece of land in question has had a sign saying Salisbury Retail Park for all of those 20 years. What exactly did the residents, now complaining, think was going to be there when they bought their houses??? Williamson45
  • Score: 13

4:55pm Thu 12 Jun 14

gingin says...

Journal fan wrote:
Back from my successful shopping trip. If you are concerned about how you will get your food shopping if Asda is delayed, I would recommend home delivery. Tesco will deliver to your door for £1. Much cheaper than paying out for petrol and more environmentally friendly too. By the way, I passed an Asda home delivery van on the way to Waitrose heading for Wilton. So that's an option too. Oh, the wonders of technology. Now I'm going to sit in my only bit of garden and enjoy the sunshine. I might not be able to sit out there by next year!
I'm not concerned with how I shop for food and it's well known about online shopping as have used that in the past as others probably have also!

Trying to be clever with comments inferring some of us don't keep up with technology is just sarcastic and doesn't probably do you justice!

You have ignored some of the points regarding facilities for new developments and infrastructure but that's your prerogative!

Enjoy the sunshine.
[quote][p][bold]Journal fan[/bold] wrote: Back from my successful shopping trip. If you are concerned about how you will get your food shopping if Asda is delayed, I would recommend home delivery. Tesco will deliver to your door for £1. Much cheaper than paying out for petrol and more environmentally friendly too. By the way, I passed an Asda home delivery van on the way to Waitrose heading for Wilton. So that's an option too. Oh, the wonders of technology. Now I'm going to sit in my only bit of garden and enjoy the sunshine. I might not be able to sit out there by next year![/p][/quote]I'm not concerned with how I shop for food and it's well known about online shopping as have used that in the past as others probably have also! Trying to be clever with comments inferring some of us don't keep up with technology is just sarcastic and doesn't probably do you justice! You have ignored some of the points regarding facilities for new developments and infrastructure but that's your prerogative! Enjoy the sunshine. gingin
  • Score: 3

5:59pm Thu 12 Jun 14

Champers says...

Williamson45 wrote:
I can feel sympathy for the residents of Hampton Park who bought houses on the promise that the right hand side of Pearce Way was going to be a golf course, then 20 years later it turns out to get another 500 houses.
However, the piece of land in question has had a sign saying Salisbury Retail Park for all of those 20 years.
What exactly did the residents, now complaining, think was going to be there when they bought their houses???
Quite true.
[quote][p][bold]Williamson45[/bold] wrote: I can feel sympathy for the residents of Hampton Park who bought houses on the promise that the right hand side of Pearce Way was going to be a golf course, then 20 years later it turns out to get another 500 houses. However, the piece of land in question has had a sign saying Salisbury Retail Park for all of those 20 years. What exactly did the residents, now complaining, think was going to be there when they bought their houses???[/p][/quote]Quite true. Champers
  • Score: 6

6:28pm Thu 12 Jun 14

Journal fan says...

Sorry if my comment came over as sarcastic. I really don't shop on line. Obviously others are way ahead of me in that respect. However I am concerned about the fact that the scope of this development has changed considerably since we bought our house and a delay to ensure our family life is not adversely affected by it is not unreasonable. We are not in the fortunate financial position to have much choice about where we choose to live in Salisbury. If you are, then you are very lucky.
Sorry if my comment came over as sarcastic. I really don't shop on line. Obviously others are way ahead of me in that respect. However I am concerned about the fact that the scope of this development has changed considerably since we bought our house and a delay to ensure our family life is not adversely affected by it is not unreasonable. We are not in the fortunate financial position to have much choice about where we choose to live in Salisbury. If you are, then you are very lucky. Journal fan
  • Score: 0

7:19pm Thu 12 Jun 14

Journal fan says...

I have made the point I wanted to make. We will have to agree to disagree. No further comments from me.
I have made the point I wanted to make. We will have to agree to disagree. No further comments from me. Journal fan
  • Score: 7

10:46pm Thu 12 Jun 14

Schoolmum999 says...

I think the planned Asda development is a good thing. It's on a site already designated for this type of thing, not on Southampton Road, which is already a traffic nightmare, will create 100's of jobs and will bring some much needed competition to the city. I also think the traffic effect through Laverstock will be neutral as those currently traveling this route to Tesco, will probably head for Asda instead.

Asda, yes please.
I think the planned Asda development is a good thing. It's on a site already designated for this type of thing, not on Southampton Road, which is already a traffic nightmare, will create 100's of jobs and will bring some much needed competition to the city. I also think the traffic effect through Laverstock will be neutral as those currently traveling this route to Tesco, will probably head for Asda instead. Asda, yes please. Schoolmum999
  • Score: 7

11:30am Fri 13 Jun 14

HP resident says...

Where is the joined up thinking? Where is the coherent strategy built on a clear vision for how Salisbury should develop? Wiltshire Council don't have one, Eric Pickles wouldn't know one if he saw it. All the various projects - Asda, Sainsbury's at Southampton Road, Hampton Park 2, London Road Lidl , and so on, just seem to pop up randomly and are considered in isolation without any coherence. The outcome is an unsustainable edge of town superstore (ASDA) to support an unsustainable edge of town development (Hampton Park 2) which is too large and in totally the wrong location. The north eastern edge of Salisbury is fundamentally unsuited to development - penned in by a railway line, a river, flood plains and a main road (A30). It is in danger of becoming a claustrophobic, noisy, over populated urban sprawl. By the way, am I the only person who thinks the 3 story block of flats on Pearce Way adjacent to Green Lane looks more like Colditz than somewhere for people to live?
Where is the joined up thinking? Where is the coherent strategy built on a clear vision for how Salisbury should develop? Wiltshire Council don't have one, Eric Pickles wouldn't know one if he saw it. All the various projects - Asda, Sainsbury's at Southampton Road, Hampton Park 2, London Road Lidl , and so on, just seem to pop up randomly and are considered in isolation without any coherence. The outcome is an unsustainable edge of town superstore (ASDA) to support an unsustainable edge of town development (Hampton Park 2) which is too large and in totally the wrong location. The north eastern edge of Salisbury is fundamentally unsuited to development - penned in by a railway line, a river, flood plains and a main road (A30). It is in danger of becoming a claustrophobic, noisy, over populated urban sprawl. By the way, am I the only person who thinks the 3 story block of flats on Pearce Way adjacent to Green Lane looks more like Colditz than somewhere for people to live? HP resident
  • Score: 3

3:27pm Fri 13 Jun 14

Curly66 says...

I am a Hampton Park resident and have been for 14 years. We desperately need another supermarket in Salisbury and we need something on 'our side' of Salisbury.
Most of my neighbours support the Asda application, as do I.
It's about time NIMBY's woke up to the reality of the world we live in. Growing populations need more housing, more housing means we need more services.
We do of course need the Council to look at the roads and transport systems and I hope they will be responsibly agreeing to appropriate measures at the same time as approving the development by Asda.
I am a Hampton Park resident and have been for 14 years. We desperately need another supermarket in Salisbury and we need something on 'our side' of Salisbury. Most of my neighbours support the Asda application, as do I. It's about time NIMBY's woke up to the reality of the world we live in. Growing populations need more housing, more housing means we need more services. We do of course need the Council to look at the roads and transport systems and I hope they will be responsibly agreeing to appropriate measures at the same time as approving the development by Asda. Curly66
  • Score: 12

7:23pm Fri 13 Jun 14

IanMcL says...

The Asda folk will go on to the Laverstock & Ford Parish Council meeting at Greentrees School, Hampton Park, directly after the Salisbury meeting. Local residents could attend the PC meeting and hear what they have to say!

One thing to remember is that Asda already have planning permission for an out of town shopping complex here - non food so lots of sofas and the like!

Not a lot of use really!
The Asda folk will go on to the Laverstock & Ford Parish Council meeting at Greentrees School, Hampton Park, directly after the Salisbury meeting. Local residents could attend the PC meeting and hear what they have to say! One thing to remember is that Asda already have planning permission for an out of town shopping complex here - non food so lots of sofas and the like! Not a lot of use really! IanMcL
  • Score: 4

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