Local MP praises responsiveness of Southway development


Local MP praises responsiveness of Southway development

Johnny Mercer MP is delighted that Aldi have taken heed of pressure to change the proposed store entrance in their planning application for a new supermarket in Southway.

Following calls by Cllr Mark Deacon in liaison with Johnny Mercer MP’s office, and local residents, the entrance on the proposed plans for the new store has been moved from Southway Drive to Flamborough Road, opposite the existing entrance to Southway Shopping Centre. Concerns were raised about the ease of entry and exit to the site via Southway Drive given its importance as a main thoroughfare. These changes have been made before the application goes to the Planning Committee at the end of November.

Speaking about the changes, Johnny Mercer MP said:

‘I am pleased that Aldi have been working closely with the local community and have been responding to the planning concerns raised during their consultation. Most significantly, that they have recently altered their plans and moved the site entrance from Southway Drive to Flamborough Road to reflect concerns expressed locally and they have given assurances that there will be adequate parking provision, including for disabled people and parents with children.

‘The development will bring welcome additional revenue to Southway as shoppers come in from the surrounding areas and make use of the other local services, and will see the creation of up to 40 jobs in the area.’

Local Southway Ward Councillor, Mark Deacon said:

‘I welcome this development to Southway and am delighted that Aldi have met with me and listened to the voices of local residents and altered their plans.

‘It is in the interest of the community in Southway to ensure this store is well situated and is a positive addition. Changes to the entrance in this way do exactly this.’

The planning application remains open until 22nd November 2016 and local residents are encouraged to have their say on the development of this site, raising any concerns they may have or offering their support. The application is reference number 16/01044/FUL and can be found here.

/ Press release

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