Day: 10 January 2015

Ludlow Rocks Green supermarket bid – the planning application is in

This is the first in a series of posts examining the Rocks Green supermarket application and asking what difference it will make to Ludlow and the people who live here. This is a major development. The store will be half as big again as Tesco and will include a petrol station. The supermarket is the most controversial aspect of the proposal. On my soundings, there are as many residents in favour of a new store as there are against. As a member of the South Planning Committee, I haven’t yet taken a view on this application but please let me know your views. The application for outline planning permission for a major supermarket and petrol station at Rocks Green, Ludlow has been published on Shropshire Council’s website (14/05573/OUT).

Ludlow Rocks Green supermarket bid – jargon buster

A brief guide to the jargon in retail planning. Convenience goods. Items you need daily or weekly. Food beverages, tobacco, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, newspapers and periodicals, non-durable household goods. Comparison goods. Things you might shop around for. The list includes clothing, DIY, household appliances, tools, pharmaceutical products, games, music and so on. GIA. Gross internal area – the area within the store’s walls. Also called gross retail floorspace.

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