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Thursday, November 22, 2012

Town councillors object to Sainsbury's plan changes

Members of Llangollen Town Council have recorded their objections to a list of changes proposed by the developer to conditions imposed on the planned new Sainsbury’s supermarket in the town.

At their meeting on Tuesday, they were asked to comment on the conditions before they are formally considered by the county council.

The list includes conditions covering:

·        An in-store café, which the developers wish to see deleted.

·        Permitted noise emissions, which they want to see varied.

·        Changes to the timing of a submission of a BREEAM certificate relating to the store’s compliance with design and assessment methods for sustainable buildings.

·        A revision in the wording relating to the provision of an additional pedestrian access into the site, referring to a revised or additional pedestrian access.


Cllr Phil Thane opposed all of the conditions, starting with the one relating to a an on-site café, which he said had been imposed at the request of Llangollen county councillor Stuart Davies at the time planning permission was granted for the store as a way of safeguarding the café in the nearby Riverside Park.

Cllr Tony Baker said a café would provide extra permanent jobs for the town.

Councillors voted to object to all the conditions, but with some members voting against making objections.   

However, they voted unanimously against the final condition in the list relating to additional pedestrian access to the site.

The mayor, Cllr Jon Haddy, said access to the site was seen as essential and had been an important part of the original planning application.  


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