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Re: Superstore developments

Post by Tardis » 08 Dec 2012, 11:23

I agree about the printer's/stationers.

I picked up a box of envelopes in Burnley's Staples the other day because my order was too small really to justify an online order to Viking Direct

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Re: Superstore developments

Post by David Whipp » 03 Jun 2013, 12:30

The government inspector considering the Aldi planning application has turned down the appeal by the developers.

The inspector agreed with the decision of local councillors that the cumulative impact on the town centre of an Aldi and the larger store planned for the Albert Hartley site would be too great.

(Apologies for duplicate post - realised I should have put it in this thread.)

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Post by Stanley » 04 Jun 2013, 04:08

So who has planning permission now and where?
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Post by David Whipp » 04 Jun 2013, 07:03

The Albert Hartley site has consent for a large store, as long as the development includes building a new factory for the company to replace the existing buildings.

This development will need approval for detailed plans.

It's not known yet which supermarket chain will operate this new store.

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Post by Stanley » 05 Jun 2013, 06:24

Good, that was the one I favoured, seems to have possible benefits all round and already an industrial site. And no flooding danger.......
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Post by Pluggy » 05 Jun 2013, 07:57

I'll probably still do most of my shopping at the Co-op. Nice and compact. The wife used to do a bit of shopping at Tesco when she goes to Padiham to look after her father, of late she's been using the Co-op in Barlick because "Its a lot of work at Tesco". We tried Aldi in Colne a couple of weeks back when we had a bit of time. It wasn't that much cheaper (Listening to some people, their prices are almost miraculous, not my experience) and some of their stuff was poor quality in comparison to the Co-ops. The extra time and fuel getting there negates much of the gain, so we probably won't bother again.
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Post by Stanley » 06 Jun 2013, 04:52

As I'm on foot and in the Co-op's back yard I shan't be making regular trips to whoever the new store is. Apart from a bit of a nosey round of course! I spend more in the town than at the Co-op anyway....
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Re: Superstore developments

Post by PanBiker » 14 Jun 2016, 15:03

Plans for a smaller Aldi store adjacent to Albert Hartleys have now been submitted to Pendle. David will probably post the plan if he picks up on this thread. It's already posted over in local Facebook land
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Post by Stanley » 15 Jun 2016, 03:10

I think I saw a brief mention in the BET last week, or was it the week before....
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Re: Superstore developments

Post by David Whipp » 15 Jun 2016, 06:55

Here's the plan of the proposed store.

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Post by Stanley » 16 Jun 2016, 04:11

It looks sensible to me......
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Re: Superstore developments

Post by David Whipp » 16 Jun 2016, 07:52

An aspect that'll interest Stanley is the issue of Crow Nest Syke, one branch of which flows beneath the area of the mill to be developed.

Whether or not that was the original course, I suspect it was encouraged that way when the mill was built as it discharges into the mill lodge alongside Stocks Beck.

Sometime in the 20th century a new culvert was constructed down Crownest Road, which takes the main flow of the syke. However, the old route is still capable of taking water, though CCTV surveys have revealed several obstructions along it. Given that the section down Crownest Road isn't big enough for the highest levels of rainfall, it'd be good to get the old section working fully.

I drew this to the attention of the developers when we met them earlier this year (they said they weren't aware of the culvert), and they promised to investigate what was there.

I'm hopeful that any re-development will be an opportunity to renew the obstructed stretch and provide better drainage for the Crow Nest catchment.

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Re: Superstore developments

Post by Big Kev » 16 Jun 2016, 08:10

Hopefully they will listen to a bit of local knowledge, could save them money and embarrassment later on.
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Re: Superstore developments

Post by Stanley » 17 Jun 2016, 03:33

You are almost certainly correct David, they would harvest every adjacent water resource during the build. Good that you alerted them to it, you can't have too much efficient drainage! Point them at what happened in July 1932 and particularly at Calf Hall where the culvert burst through the floor.....
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