ASDA planning application online
Just a quick post to link to the online details and documents for ASDA’s planning application: click here.
We only have until the 7th July to get in comments and objections. It’s important that objections are well though out and about the potential IMPACT of the development on the area – traffic, business, environment, ecology, economy etc. Just saying you don’t want/like it is not enough and planning will ignore it.
My feelings are that impact on traffic is going to be a key issue. At the neighbourhood forum lots of concerns were raised about this – safety, congestion, volume of traffic, loss of parking, carpark used as rat run, deliveries 24 hours etc…
The other big issue for me is that the development is against what the City Council have identified as their ambitions for Stirchley in the ‘Core Strategy 2026’ draft, which states about areas outside of the ‘retail core’ (which is at the northern end around where Co-op is now and Tesco will be): “Outside the core encouragement will be given to conversion and redevelopment for high quality residential, office and non retail uses.” see it by clicking here. ASDA’s site is firmly outside of the retail core and would pull business away from it.
What do you think are the main issues to object on? And should we write a draft objection letter that people can use as a template?