Big stores get green light

FIVE major retailers have been given permission to build new stores in Weston. B&Q, DFS, Comet, curtain and blind retailer Paul Simon and SCS have all been given planning approval to create stores near Flowerdown Bridge. A massive building measuring more

FIVE major retailers have been given permission to build new stores in Weston.B&Q, DFS, Comet, curtain and blind retailer Paul Simon and SCS have all been given planning approval to create stores near Flowerdown Bridge.A massive building measuring more than 12,000sq metres in total will be created off Herluin Way and Aisecombe Way, housing each of the five stores side-by-side.The huge project is expected to generate hundreds of jobs for the town. A planning application was passed by North Somerset Council at a meeting this week.However, councillors on the planning and regulatory meeting said they were concerned at the amount of parking proposed at the new development.They passed the application on the condition the companies made sure at least 100 car parking spaces are reserved for staff at all times.They also insisted an investigation should start into creating a dedicated bus route to the business park.The development will be built facing Flowerdown Bridge and Herluin Way, on the opposite side of the highway to the Nightingales storage depot. It is estimated it will generate at least 239 jobs.Cranford Developments is behind the application and says it has the five retailers on board for the project, which it hopes to begin work on as soon as possible.


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