Posted by Neil on Thursday, 12 February 2015 at 15:36:55
Filed under: Political, Business, Surrounding areas, Shopping
Detailed plans to open a food shop on the former site of Rushgreen Services in Lymm have been submitted.
Developers Brookhouse have sent Warrington Borough Council a planning application to clear the former petrol station site on Rushgreen Road and to build a supermarket in its place.
The detailed application follows outline planning permission being given the go ahead last year.
It is for a slightly bigger supermarket than originally suggested, with 57 car parking spaces and the creation of 25 jobs. A report included in the application states the potential owners of the supermarket still do not want to be named.
It adds: "The proposed supermarket would be of a modest scale. However, it would be larger than any existing provision at Lymm and provide the opportunity for local residents to undertake weekly shopping, thereby avoiding trips to large supermarkets at Altrincham, Warrington, Stockton Heath or elsewhere. The proposal would also introduce choice and competition from which local people would benefit."
A survey of shopping habits among people in Lymm, included in the application, showed that the most popular destination for households in the WA13 post code area is Morrisons at Greenalls Avenue, 16 per cent, followed by Sainsbury’s at Warrington 10 per cent, Sainsbury’s at Altrincham, 8 per cent, Tesco at Altrincham 6 per cent and Waitrose at Altrincham, 5 per cent.
The report concludes: "The proposed development is significantly larger in scale than the existing Sainsbury’s Local store in Lymm Village Centre or the Co-operative stores and Costcutter elsewhere in Lymm. It will therefore provide more opportunity for local people to undertake their main food and grocery shopping locally at Lymm. In this respect the current proposal is larger than the outline scheme. It will provide a greater choice and avoid the need to travel to large foodstores, at least for some main shopping trips."
A decision will be made on the application later this year.
Article courtesy of the Warrington Guardian.
Tags: supermarket, shop
Posted by Alan on Monday, 02 February 2015 at 13:24:27
Filed under: Events, Announcements, Entertainment, Lymm, Festivals, Appeals for Information, Music and nightlife, Transport, Lymm Festival, Village centre
Can’t believe it's February already and only just getting around to posting this brilliant video (made by Colin Grimes) of Dickensian Day. Hats off to the team who put this together and especially choosing to hold it on almost the only dry day of the month.
The video also features the great sound of Lymm’s very own Big Sing choir. Work is already underway on preparing the music for their next performance with none other than Beverley Craven. It is a huge thrill for us to have been able to tempt a BRIT award winning superstar to appear at our village festival. Mark June 23rd in your diary now.
Talking of great events Beverley Craven will be followed just a few days later by the third Historic Transport Day on Sunday June 28th. If last year’s show was anything to go by it is going to be an amazing day but one where we really need the community as whole to get involved. It takes over 150 part time volunteers on the day to make sure everything runs smoothly. Last year some people chose not to volunteer as they didn’t want to miss any of the show. So this year here’s the deal. Give us just 3 hours of your time sometime between 8am and 7pm on Sunday June 28th and we will have a free entry wristband for you and your partner or friend and your kids if you have any ! And all our volunteers will get refreshment vouchers, and we’ll invite you to the thank you party. Please put your name down now so we can start to plan another great village day.
Tags: lymm, festival, historic, transport, day, beverley, craven,