Appeal as Barnoldswick supermarket plan is rejected

First published in Pendle

A KELBROOK-based developer is appealing against a decision to refuse plans for an Aldi supermarket in Barnoldswick.

Mark Taylforth, managing director of Pendle Projects Ltd, has appealed against a West Craven Area Committee decision to refuse permission to build the 1,472 square metre discount super-market at the site of the former Gas Works Yard, off Skipton Road.

In August, the area committee approved a plan to redevelop the nearby Albert Hartley site, which includes erect-ing a new industrial unit and a new food store with 223 parking spaces, but rejected separate applications for a Tesco super-store and a smaller Aldi store.

In October, a planning inspector dismissed an appeal to build a Tesco and now an appeal has been lodged against the Aldi decision.

Neil Watson, Pendle Council’s planning and building control manager, said: “When we considered the Aldi planning application, the council had three applications for retail developments in Barnoldswick to consider.

“The major concerns were what effect these would have on the town centre and its vitality and viability. Two of the three applications were refused.

“We have already had an appeal decision on one application and the plann-ing inspector agreed with us that there is only capacity for one large supermarket in Barnold-swick. Our concerns rem-ain the same for the current appeal.”

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7:29pm Mon 14 Jan 13

2 for 5p says...

MAD:

That's what Pendle council are, how many jobs have they just lost.
MAD: That's what Pendle council are, how many jobs have they just lost. 2 for 5p
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7:31pm Mon 14 Jan 13

hi everyone says...

barnoldswick stuck in 1951
barnoldswick stuck in 1951 hi everyone
  • Score: 1

9:16pm Mon 14 Jan 13

Black Car Guy. says...

They have a Co-op. What else does the town need? Do they not need to get with the times?
They have a Co-op. What else does the town need? Do they not need to get with the times? Black Car Guy.
  • Score: 0

9:57pm Mon 14 Jan 13

pip-pip says...

Allow the Aldi. Best thing that happened in Great Harwood (except perhaps the retreat of the abysmal Coop in the face of competition in the form of Tesco). Residents can now do the weekly shop without having to go out of town.
Allow the Aldi. Best thing that happened in Great Harwood (except perhaps the retreat of the abysmal Coop in the face of competition in the form of Tesco). Residents can now do the weekly shop without having to go out of town. pip-pip
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9:59pm Mon 14 Jan 13

tipsy1 says...

what do they want, Booths or Waitrose?
what do they want, Booths or Waitrose? tipsy1
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11:29am Tue 15 Jan 13

barlickmafia says...

Co-Op is over priced, under stocked and has a monopoly on the market. Aldi would be ok however in my opinion it would be better to have a Tesco or Asda come to town. They would offer better choice and force Co-Op to either get with the times and stop ripping the people of Barlick off or shove off. If its the latter then there would be an empty space for something like an Aldi which would offer the people of Barlick a proper choice of where to shop.
The argument about these supermarkets killing off the town centre is not a valid one. I live in barlick and use the Town centre for certain things that I cant get at a supermarket. Also a proper supermarket would allow people who work long days to do a proper shop. Where can i get fresh Fruit and Veg at 8p.m in the town centre for example.
The council need to get a grip and give the people what they want!!
Co-Op is over priced, under stocked and has a monopoly on the market. Aldi would be ok however in my opinion it would be better to have a Tesco or Asda come to town. They would offer better choice and force Co-Op to either get with the times and stop ripping the people of Barlick off or shove off. If its the latter then there would be an empty space for something like an Aldi which would offer the people of Barlick a proper choice of where to shop. The argument about these supermarkets killing off the town centre is not a valid one. I live in barlick and use the Town centre for certain things that I cant get at a supermarket. Also a proper supermarket would allow people who work long days to do a proper shop. Where can i get fresh Fruit and Veg at 8p.m in the town centre for example. The council need to get a grip and give the people what they want!! barlickmafia
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11:37am Tue 15 Jan 13

Trap one says...

Do not for one minute think that what Pendle Council does is fair, its all about who you know. Want to build a massive aerospace firm in Kelbrook which daily pollutes the atmosphere and you are fine as long as the owner is best mates with the Chief Exec.
Do not for one minute think that what Pendle Council does is fair, its all about who you know. Want to build a massive aerospace firm in Kelbrook which daily pollutes the atmosphere and you are fine as long as the owner is best mates with the Chief Exec. Trap one
  • Score: 1

5:00pm Mon 21 Jan 13

medgirl says...

About time we had compittion. Co-op is far to dear. Aldi would be good.
About time we had compittion. Co-op is far to dear. Aldi would be good. medgirl
  • Score: 0

3:33pm Fri 25 Jan 13

HecticBigBoy says...

People of Barnoldswick, contact Barnfields, ask them to put an application in for a supermarket and watch it fly through!!
People of Barnoldswick, contact Barnfields, ask them to put an application in for a supermarket and watch it fly through!! HecticBigBoy
  • Score: 1

10:54pm Sat 26 Jan 13

coates warder says...

barnfield are like a dog on a leash held by pendle council
barnfield are like a dog on a leash held by pendle council coates warder
  • Score: 1

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