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Ludlow Tesco complains people are using its car park without shopping and wants stricter parking controls and in-store spend

There is a lack of car parking for the town’s supermarkets of Station Drive. That’s almost impossible to solve. Some people park in Tesco to shop there. Others shop in Aldi or the town centre without visiting Tesco. The car park is free, as is the Aldi car park. Charges apply in the council owned Galdeford car park. Its lowest deck, nearest to Tesco, is often full of vehicles owned by town centre workers and train travellers by first thing in the morning. Tesco is concerned that its car park is being used by people who spend no money at all in its store. And that those people are reducing turnover in the car park and turnover in the store. It has applied to introduce a new scheme with 30 minutes free and up to two hours free if £5 is spent in the store.

With thanks for Simon Hoare of Community Connect, I am now able to post the outline plans for the proposed supermarket and petrol station. These are the plans that were on show at the exhibition at the Rockspring Centre earlier in the month. Draft site plan for a supermarket and petrol station These are early plans and may well be changed before being submitted to Shropshire Council for planning approval. The full material from the exhibition is in PDF files you can access from the links below: Community Connect Ludlow Pop up banners Community Connect Rocksgreen2 Masterplan There is no doubt this supermarket is controversial. As a member of the South Planning Committee, I will not be taking a view on the proposals until they are presented to the committee. But, as always, I am keen to hear your views. Why not post them in the comments box below?

A date for your diary. Community Connect, which is fronting proposals for an out-of-town supermarket at Rocks Green, Ludlow, is holding a drop-in session and exhibition on 4 July and 5 July at the Rockspring Community Centre. Here’s the letter they have sent to town residents: 18th June 2014 Re – proposed new supermarket and petrol station at Rocks Green, Ludlow Our client, Blackfriars Developments Ltd, is working on a planning proposal that would see a new supermarket and petrol station developed on land commonly called Dun Cow at Rocks Green, Ludlow off the A49. The store would create in the region of 250 new local jobs, increase choice and competition for local people and strengthen Ludlow’s role as a retail destination. We believe that there are significant benefits to the local economy as a result of this proposal. Before a planning application is submitted to Shropshire Council we want to discuss the proposal with local stakeholders and the community. To that end. we are holding a pre-submission planning consultation to set out the plans and answer your questions. The consultation takes place: Where?: Rockspring Community Centre (Main Hall), Sandford Road, Ludlow, SY8 1SX. When?: Friday 4th July from 10.00am…

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