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Developer appeal over Barnoldswick Aldi store refusal
11:00am Friday 11th January 2013 in News
Mark Taylforth, managing director of Pendle Projects Ltd, has appealed against a West Craven Area Committee decision to refuse permission to build the 1,472 square metre discount supermarket at the site of the former Gas Works Yard, off Skipton Road.
In August, the area committee approved a plan to redevelop the nearby Albert Hartley site, which includes erecting a new industrial unit and a new foodstore with 223 parking spaces, but rejected separate applications for a Tesco superstore and a smaller Aldi store.
In October, a planning inspector dismissed an appeal to build a Tesco and now an appeal has been lodged against the Aldi decision.
Neil Watson, Pendle Council’s planning and building control manager, said: “When we considered the Aldi planning application, the council had three applications for retail developments in Barnoldswick to consider. The major concerns were what effect these would have on the town centre and its vitality and viability. Two of the three applications were refused.
“We have already had an appeal decision on one application and the planning inspector agreed with us that there is only capacity for one large supermarket in Barnoldswick. Our concerns remain the same for the current appeal.”