Thursday, 21 April 2011

Scotforth supermarket plans set for inspection

A design for Commercial Estates Projects proposed supermarket and hotel complex on the A6, south of Lancaster.
Lancaster City Council's Planning and Highways Regulatory Committee will consider separate proposals by Booths and Commercial Estates Properties  to build supermarkets on land at Lawsons Bridge, Scotforth at its meeting on Tuesday 3rd May.

The two applications relate to different ends of the triangular greenfield site and propose different scales and mixes of development.  The plans have met with fierce opposition from some locals (see previous news stories here and here)

Both are departures from the council's Development Plan and have to demonstrate special reasons to justify why they should not be refused.

Should either development be refused permission, the applicants, as with any other planning application, have the right to appeal to an independent planning tribunal.

"The council's Planning Committee will consider reports prepared for them by consultants White Young Green on the planning merits of each case," said Mark Cullinan, Lancaster City Council's Chief Executive, "and the many representations made by local residents, interested parties and statutory consultees."

• Update 28/4/11: There will be a meeting held at 4.30pm on Sunday 1st May at the Gregson on Moorgate with a view to organising a protest on the 3rd May outside Lancaster Town Hall at 9.30am.

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