Massive retail development due to open by end of summer

THIS is the way a massive retail development in Weston should look by the summer.

THIS is the way a massive retail development in Weston should look by the summer.

Work is well underway on creating brand new retail outlets for Aldi, B&Q, DFS, Comet, curtain and blind retailer Paul Simon and sofa shop SCS off Aisecome Way.

Cranford Developments proposes to put each retailer next door to each other, in a building measuring more than 100,000sqft in total.

The complex, due to be completed in July or August, will be built facing Flowerdown Bridge and Herluin Way, on the opposite side of the highway to the Nightingales storage depot.


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The B&Q store will measure 55,000sqft, while each of the other stores will make up a total of 45,000sqft.

There will be 459 customer parking spaces but as one of the planning conditions all staff will have to park in the new carpark and not anywhere else on the site. In addition only one unit will be able to have over 60 per cent of its retail goods as electrical items.

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B&Q will have its own service yard, while the other stores will share one, with each being at the railway side of the site and with a 30m turning circle.

There will also be an outside builders' yard and garden centre to the left of B&Q with a pitched canopy roof.

The layout from left to right when looking at the development will be B&Q, SCS, Comet, Paul Simon and Aldi.

Access to the site will be via the current entrance off Aisecome Way, with a combined footway and cyclepath being positioned at the front of the development.

The planning application was approved at the local authority's planning and regulatory committee last spring.

Councillors at North Somerset Council's west area committee had previously approved it, but the additional step was needed because it was a major application.

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