Retail Development at King’s Mill Public House

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  • #54910

    wrexview
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    With all the vacant retail space in Wrexham why do the Council continually grant planning permission for more ? This is going to be a shop right on the edge of town next to the original restored King’s Mill building. This is clearly an out of town retail development which probably wouldn’t stand a chance of getting planning permission if we had an LDP in place.

    #72666

    zinger
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    Is it anything to do with a parcel of land quite close by that up to now has been refused planning permission for building? If this unneeded mini market were to go ahead it may open up a substantial area of greenery to be built on. If they can employ 20 people they must only be going to work 4 hours a week each. Research the other mini markets. I have yet to see them overflowing with staff. They must have the same people doing the research who counted 32,000 people going to the Oriel Gallery in the library.

    #72676

    BenjaminM
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    Your opening statement that there are empty shops in Wrexham has nothing to do with proposed development. Clearly an out of town development? Get real!
    There are many residential properties in the immediate area that are served solely by an overpriced convenience store on Abenbury Road. From the people in the catchment area that I have spoken to, it is a welcome addition to localities portfolio that will introduce competition and a greater choice.
    With regard to the ‘restored’ Kings Mill, have you visited it lately? It is hardly in a condition that could remotely be called restored.
    I am sorry wrexview, but it appears to be yet another post that attempts to stifle anything that doesn’t fit in with your blinkered view as to how Wrexham should develop.

    #72698

    Bryn6
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    @wrexview 19144 wrote:

    With all the vacant retail space in Wrexham why do the Council continually grant planning permission for more ? This is going to be a shop right on the edge of town next to the original restored King’s Mill building. This is clearly an out of town retail development which probably wouldn’t stand a chance of getting planning permission if we had an LDP in place.

    Wow, they’re not building IKEA mate, just a convenience store, Bread, Milk.. that sort of thing.

    #72677

    BenjaminM
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    The proposal is for the pub car park, not on a parcel of land remote.
    Do you live in the area zinger? If not, what right have you to say that is unneeded?
    Try talking about what you know, not about things you think you know – perhaps you would be well advised to do your research before making inane assumptions and committing drivel to print.

    #72660

    wrexview
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    The nearest shop to the site is probably Farm Foods at the top of the hill on Kings Mills Road and their goods are very keenly priced !

    #72663

    justjojo2011
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    As a resident of Hightown and within 5 minute walking distance of this, I say bring it on. The shop on Abenbury Road is overpriced (As are most stores of that nature). Nobody kicked up a stink when Farmfoods was being built, seeing as there is a shop and a petrol station with a shop within 5 minutes of it.

    FYI, not sure when the last time you visited Kings Mill was, but I would hardly say it is restored.

    @wrexview 19144 wrote:

    With all the vacant retail space in Wrexham why do the Council continually grant planning permission for more ? This is going to be a shop right on the edge of town next to the original restored King’s Mill building. This is clearly an out of town retail development which probably wouldn’t stand a chance of getting planning permission if we had an LDP in place.

    #72664

    justjojo2011
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    It’s not a corner shop. It does quite clearly state on the article posted by Wrexham.com that it will employ both full time and part time staff. It isn’t a mini market. What is a mini market? Who decides what is called a mini market?

    @zinger 19149 wrote:

    Is it anything to do with a parcel of land quite close by that up to now has been refused planning permission for building? If this unneeded mini market were to go ahead it may open up a substantial area of greenery to be built on. If they can employ 20 people they must only be going to work 4 hours a week each. Research the other mini markets. I have yet to see them overflowing with staff. They must have the same people doing the research who counted 32,000 people going to the Oriel Gallery in the library.

    #72661

    wrexview
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    Is it a speculative application by the brewery that owns the public house?

    #72665

    justjojo2011
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    No. When it was first mentioned, there were rumours of it being a Waitrose but who knows. I don’t think it is anything to do with the brewery. Afterall, why would a brewery put in an application for a convenience store?

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