Appeal for Co-op store at former police station in Poole is rejected

Bournemouth Echo: Appeal for Co-op store at former police station in Poole is rejected Appeal for Co-op store at former police station in Poole is rejected

AN appeal against Borough of Poole’s refusal to grant planning permission for a late-night supermarket at a former police station site has been rejected.

Government appointed planning inspector John Wilde dismissed the appeal for a Co-op store at Poole’s former Ashley Road police station on highway safety, character and appearance issues.

Shelia Newsum, who argued against the supermarket on behalf of her son – who lives opposite the development with his partner and young daughter –described the inspector’s decision as “a joyous victory”.

Mrs Newsum spoke on the supermarket proposal at Poole’s planning board in January.

Now she hopes other residents will attend planning meetings to voice their concerns “if faced with a similar situation of an unnecessary development being proposed in a residential area”.

Poole’s planning board ruled unanimously against the proposals in January, prompting developers to lodge an appeal.

Southern Co-operative wanted to open a convenience food store within the redevelopment of the former police station site.

They believed the proposed new store would have provided 20 full and part-time jobs.

The site has already been largely converted into residential apartments, for which planning permission has been granted.

Some neighbours were angered when they learned developers had lodged an application to include a late-night store, arguing the move would create problem and increase traffic congestion.

There were also worries the store could act as a magnet for noise and anti-social behaviour.

John Wilde, who visited the site last month, concluded: “I consider that the proposed layout would cause a significant detrimental impact to highway safety.”

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1:05pm Thu 5 Dec 13

Tictock says...

Hurray for common sense!
Hurray for common sense! Tictock

2:34pm Thu 5 Dec 13

speedy231278 says...

Here's an idea, why not turn it into a Police station!
Here's an idea, why not turn it into a Police station! speedy231278

4:29pm Thu 5 Dec 13

Lewcee says...

So all the people living locally can continue shopping 300 yards away at Waitrose or the Co-op. Same road, same traffic...The Seaview area (and Ashley Cross) haven't got a "proper" convenience store of any size within easy walking distance. Oh, I see, get your car out...(I haven't got one, and increasing numbers of us cannot afford to run one any more.)..
So all the people living locally can continue shopping 300 yards away at Waitrose or the Co-op. Same road, same traffic...The Seaview area (and Ashley Cross) haven't got a "proper" convenience store of any size within easy walking distance. Oh, I see, get your car out...(I haven't got one, and increasing numbers of us cannot afford to run one any more.).. Lewcee

4:50pm Thu 5 Dec 13

Afcbpete says...

If it was a Tesco's they'd probably allow it. If the locals want it, why not?
If it was a Tesco's they'd probably allow it. If the locals want it, why not? Afcbpete

5:34pm Thu 5 Dec 13

HRH of Boscombe says...

Afcbpete wrote:
If it was a Tesco's they'd probably allow it. If the locals want it, why not?
Read the article next time. It's the neighbours that are objecting!
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'Some neighbours were angered when they learned developers had lodged an application to include a late-night store'
[quote][p][bold]Afcbpete[/bold] wrote: If it was a Tesco's they'd probably allow it. If the locals want it, why not?[/p][/quote]Read the article next time. It's the neighbours that are objecting! . 'Some neighbours were angered when they learned developers had lodged an application to include a late-night store' HRH of Boscombe

11:41pm Thu 5 Dec 13

Pirate Wildcat says...

I can't understand why no one wants to walk anywhere these days and expect to have everything on their doorstep, come on, a walk 300 yards to nearest shop will do you some good.( if you are able that is)
I can't understand why no one wants to walk anywhere these days and expect to have everything on their doorstep, come on, a walk 300 yards to nearest shop will do you some good.( if you are able that is) Pirate Wildcat

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