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3:22pm Friday 27th July 2012 in Letters
I WAS surprised to read in the Guardian, July 11, that the proposed Memorial Court will be built on the site of the Memorial Hall and law court starting July 2013 for completion in 2015.
The slight matter of obtaining planning consent is mentioned in passing and I trust that everyone who objects to this crude, out-of-keeping idea will object through their councillor, or direct to the chief planning officer, CWAC HQ, Nicholas St, Chester CH1, 2NP, to stop this nonsense happening. A Tory council should welcome localism after all.
It seems that the CWAC councillor concerned thought that almost 100 votes (less than one per cent) in a naming competition run by the Guardian, was wonderful though choosing a name is different of course from choosing a site.
What needs to happen is for the Memorial Court to go on the Baron’s Quay site and the vast superstore already planned to go there to be considerably downsized to avoid overwhelming existing shops whose trade could be severely damaged.
Doubtless the novelty effect of a new giant superstore will attract new money while it lasts but the overall regeneration effect will be detrimental if it’s at the cost of overall business.
Hopefully the message is getting through to new groups.
STUART HOGG Northwich