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14/01794/FUL

Redevelopment of existing ground floor showroom to create a new Class A1 retail (non-food) unit with glazed shop front, rear access and 22 on site car park spaces at the rear.

The proposal is that the current Ford dealership would move to an (unspecified) out of town location and the showroom be enlarged by internal rearrangements and the use changed to retail. The prospective tenant is Pets at Home, a multiple company with some 350 branches throughout the country.

While the site is at the edge of the retail hub in the town centre, the proposed use might improve the street scene by comparison with the present row of cars and somewhat increase employment opportunities so the Society has written to suggest approving this application.

See our letter here.

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