New M&S Simply Food for Ferndown

New M&S Simply Food for Ferndown

New M&S Simply Food for Ferndown

First published in News

A BID to develop a former car dealership in Ferndown into a new Marks & Spencer food store is to go before the council.

The plans for the former Westwood Car Sales site in Ringwood Road would see developers Simons Group transform the space into an 11,000 sq ft shop.

The proposals – a response to the need for more retail space in the town as identified in the Local Plan – are soon to be submitted to East Dorset District Council.

Simons Group development director Jonathan Bennett said: “We are excited at the prospect of bringing a new Simply Food store to Ferndown and consider that the site is well located for such a development. “We hope that the community will appreciate that new stores, such as the one proposed, bring improved choice and increased competition, all of which is good for local shoppers.”

For more information about the proposals, call 0800 298 7040.

Alternatively, queries can be emailed via ferndown@simonsgr oup.com.

Information about the plans can also be found by visiting the project’s website at simonsgroup.co.uk/ferndown

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11:26am Thu 31 Jul 14

brungo says...

very close to that junction with church rd & ringwood rd. has a history of collisions, some very serious. lights are regularly jumped, probably due to very short timings from church rd end. box junction restriction regularly ignored, leading to huge tailbacks, thus higher pollution levels, so may be much better leaving as car sales or change for housing, not high traffic turnover food store?
very close to that junction with church rd & ringwood rd. has a history of collisions, some very serious. lights are regularly jumped, probably due to very short timings from church rd end. box junction restriction regularly ignored, leading to huge tailbacks, thus higher pollution levels, so may be much better leaving as car sales or change for housing, not high traffic turnover food store? brungo
  • Score: -1

1:48pm Thu 31 Jul 14

cheeriedriteup says...

brungo wrote:
very close to that junction with church rd & ringwood rd. has a history of collisions, some very serious. lights are regularly jumped, probably due to very short timings from church rd end. box junction restriction regularly ignored, leading to huge tailbacks, thus higher pollution levels, so may be much better leaving as car sales or change for housing, not high traffic turnover food store?
It will be best to see the back of the crook of a car salesman, lost in a trading standards court battle for selling bad vehicles, it will also put an end to the someone's bonfire site on the derelict patch as well. I'm pretty sure both plots were owned by Dave Wells who has finally given up,trying to develope in Ferndown thanks to our sensible local council
[quote][p][bold]brungo[/bold] wrote: very close to that junction with church rd & ringwood rd. has a history of collisions, some very serious. lights are regularly jumped, probably due to very short timings from church rd end. box junction restriction regularly ignored, leading to huge tailbacks, thus higher pollution levels, so may be much better leaving as car sales or change for housing, not high traffic turnover food store?[/p][/quote]It will be best to see the back of the crook of a car salesman, lost in a trading standards court battle for selling bad vehicles, it will also put an end to the someone's bonfire site on the derelict patch as well. I'm pretty sure both plots were owned by Dave Wells who has finally given up,trying to develope in Ferndown thanks to our sensible local council cheeriedriteup
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6:11pm Thu 31 Jul 14

Trifid says...

Oh dear!
For simonsgroup.co.uk/fe
rndown read simonsgroup.com/fern
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Oh dear! For simonsgroup.co.uk/fe rndown read simonsgroup.com/fern down Trifid
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7:55pm Thu 31 Jul 14

West moors 1 says...

Oh dear! This store will be a third of the size of Tesco's in Ferndown with 50 parking spaces. It will take shoppers out of the town and kill what's left of the small independent traders. M and S in Ferndown would be good, but not in what is effectively an out of town location. They will do food and toiletries, people will drive there, do their shopping and go home, less people in the town using the shops.
Wake up and think about it. If they want to come to Ferndown, then be in Ferndown and not in a small scale out of town retail park!!!
M and S is not thinking of the good of Fendown, they are thinking of shareholders and profit.
Oh dear! This store will be a third of the size of Tesco's in Ferndown with 50 parking spaces. It will take shoppers out of the town and kill what's left of the small independent traders. M and S in Ferndown would be good, but not in what is effectively an out of town location. They will do food and toiletries, people will drive there, do their shopping and go home, less people in the town using the shops. Wake up and think about it. If they want to come to Ferndown, then be in Ferndown and not in a small scale out of town retail park!!! M and S is not thinking of the good of Fendown, they are thinking of shareholders and profit. West moors 1
  • Score: -4

6:16pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Ferndownlass says...

West moors 1 wrote:
Oh dear! This store will be a third of the size of Tesco's in Ferndown with 50 parking spaces. It will take shoppers out of the town and kill what's left of the small independent traders. M and S in Ferndown would be good, but not in what is effectively an out of town location. They will do food and toiletries, people will drive there, do their shopping and go home, less people in the town using the shops.
Wake up and think about it. If they want to come to Ferndown, then be in Ferndown and not in a small scale out of town retail park!!!
M and S is not thinking of the good of Fendown, they are thinking of shareholders and profit.
Hardly out of town!!!

Your argument regarding the Junction Church Rd / Ringwood Rd no where near the current proposal so not valid.

They built a by-pass USE IT!

At long last a decent shop in tired "old" Ferndown.
Having lived here for 34 years this would be a welcome addition.

What traders other than Tesco ???...... estate agents and pavement cafes, derelict shops, numerous charity shops, hairdressers hardly going to have an impact on those currently "in" town and we may get back the village we use to have with quality not quantity.

Local independent shops!! which are over priced.
[quote][p][bold]West moors 1[/bold] wrote: Oh dear! This store will be a third of the size of Tesco's in Ferndown with 50 parking spaces. It will take shoppers out of the town and kill what's left of the small independent traders. M and S in Ferndown would be good, but not in what is effectively an out of town location. They will do food and toiletries, people will drive there, do their shopping and go home, less people in the town using the shops. Wake up and think about it. If they want to come to Ferndown, then be in Ferndown and not in a small scale out of town retail park!!! M and S is not thinking of the good of Fendown, they are thinking of shareholders and profit.[/p][/quote]Hardly out of town!!! Your argument regarding the Junction Church Rd / Ringwood Rd no where near the current proposal so not valid. They built a by-pass USE IT! At long last a decent shop in tired "old" Ferndown. Having lived here for 34 years this would be a welcome addition. What traders other than Tesco ???...... estate agents and pavement cafes, derelict shops, numerous charity shops, hairdressers hardly going to have an impact on those currently "in" town and we may get back the village we use to have with quality not quantity. Local independent shops!! which are over priced. Ferndownlass
  • Score: 3

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