Store wars in Whittlesey steps up a gear as THIRD developer says why not build on my land

PUBLISHED: 13:45 31 March 2010 | UPDATED: 09:35 02 June 2010

View of land next to the Gildenburgh Water in Whittlesey where proposed plans for a new supermarket have been submitted

View of land next to the Gildenburgh Water in Whittlesey where proposed plans for a new supermarket have been submitted

A THIRD developer has announced its intention to submit plans to build a supermarket for Whittlesey. Cannon Kirk says plans for a supermarket on an out of town site could be with Fenland District Council within a month. It is already in talks with more th

A THIRD developer has announced its intention to submit plans to build a supermarket for Whittlesey.

Cannon Kirk says plans for a supermarket on an out of town site could be with Fenland District Council within a month.

It is already in talks with more than one major supermarket chain for a store on the site in Eastrea Road.

Plans for a store on another out of town site in Station Road will be before the council's planning committee on Wednesday.

It follows the news that Tesco want to build a store near to the town centre in Cemetery Road.

Cannon Kirk representative Bruce Smith says Eastrea Road site is ideal and offers solutions to problems posed by the other two. The company could have up to 72 acres of land available in and around the Eastrea site.

Mr Smith said: "We believe this is better than the other two sites which have both met with local resistance. This is a case of Cannon Kirk coming to the rescue.

"We have been talking to major supermarket chains and we think the site is ideal. It is easily accessed and it ticks a lot of the boxes. We have got a solution to Whittlesey's problems when it comes to providing a supermarket."

Mr Smith said Cannon Kirk would be offering community benefits such as the provision of playing fields and "other things which might be needed for the people of Whittlesey".

Cannon Kirk has told council planners they feel their proposed site "represents the most logical location for the store".


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