NOTE: This content is old - Published: Tuesday, Jul 8th, 2014.
The development of a new retail park located just outside the town centre has begun.
Last February we reported that an application to build three new units on the former Esso petrol station site on Regent Street. The land itself has not been used as a petrol station since 2007, with the building demolished last year.
The units themselves vary in size, with Unit One measuring 3000sqft, Unit Two measuring 1000sqft and Unit Three measuring 2000sqft.
Within the application’s planning documents, it indicates that Majestic Wine – ‘a specialist retailer’ will occupy the largest unit on the site. Unit two and three have been designed for potential ‘A Class’ users, including cafes, bakers or sandwich takeaways.
Majestic Wine has over 160 units across the country and sell ‘an extensive range of wines, beers and spirits.”
30 parking and three disabled spaces will also be provided for the retail park, along with paving and drop down curbs.
The application’s Supporting Documents note: “The scheme has been designed to provide an active frontage to Regent Street whilst maintaining visual coherence with the surrounding properties in the area.
“The quantum of space on the site had been determined on the site to achieve: Suitable units for medium business uses, a balanced car parking ratio taking into account the sustainable location and ease of access for delivery vehicles, achieving access and exit from the public highway in forward gears.”