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Wednesday, 29 July 2015

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Tesco plans turned down

PLANS to bring 20 new jobs to Egremont have failed after Copeland Council rejected a proposal to build a Tesco Express.

The proposal was deemed to potentially impact on the vitality and viability of the town centre due to the proposed site being deemed ‘out of centre’.

The superstore giant confirmed an interest in the former chocolate factory site at the junction of North Road and East Road.
Egremont Assets’ proposals for the site, which has been vacant for more than 25 years, include two single-storey buildings for retail purposes.

One would have been used for a general convenience store, with the other split into three smaller units. The plans also included a 31-space car park and delivery vehicle parking area.

Have your say

A Tesco in Egremont might be a good thing, but not in that location.

Imagine being a resident around East Road or the owners of East Road garage - there would be chaos when all the Sellafield traffic was calling in there.

Fifteen car parking spaces? There'd probably only be a dozen available, as no doubt some staff would be parked up already.

A supermarket here would have been wrong. One on the main street though might have brought a bit of trade back into Egremont, and sparked more competition for prices with the Co-op and Herons.

For once, CBC have done the right thing. Tesco just need to have a re-think, that's all.

Maybe they could buy Masons Brothers yard? - there is a big car park opposite, after all.

Posted by Sid Snot on 24 August 2014 at 16:26

Empty for 25 years doesnt that say a lot -
Yep they want to wait until it gets its centenary then they can make it into a cemetery

Posted by ex Sella on 21 August 2014 at 20:29

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