Poundland store set to open in Skipton

Craven Herald: Poundland is set to move into the former side of Handpicked Hall, Skipton Poundland is set to move into the former side of Handpicked Hall, Skipton

Bargain store Poundland is believed to be opening in Skipton before the Spring.

The chainstore, which has more than 460 outlets across the country, is expected to move into the former site of Handpicked Hall, next to Skipton Bus Station. A downsized Handpicked Hall is to relocate to the former Sunwin Travel shop on Keighley Road in a bid to attract more customers.

A Poundland spokesman said: “Poundland recently announced plans to double its store estate to 1,000 stores across the UK and continually assesses market opportunities but cannot comment further on specific sites.”

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8:21pm Fri 10 Jan 14

JPD123 says...

I hope Skipton Town Council like this, soon their precious town centre will be full or pound shops.... and they have the nerve to try and put a spanner in the worka for the proposed Wyvern Park develoment which is much needed just because there will be another supermarket!

Never mind jobs and much needed industrial space Wyvern Park will create, lets complain because we can...Is that how it is Skipton Town Council?
I hope Skipton Town Council like this, soon their precious town centre will be full or pound shops.... and they have the nerve to try and put a spanner in the worka for the proposed Wyvern Park develoment which is much needed just because there will be another supermarket! Never mind jobs and much needed industrial space Wyvern Park will create, lets complain because we can...Is that how it is Skipton Town Council? JPD123
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5:28pm Sun 12 Jan 14

White Rhino says...

I don't think the council can stop a private building being let to a retail company like this, it is a commercial deal that does not go in front of any planners they have no choice or input.
I don't think the council can stop a private building being let to a retail company like this, it is a commercial deal that does not go in front of any planners they have no choice or input. White Rhino
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8:31pm Mon 13 Jan 14

JPD123 says...

I think you've missed my point White Rhino.... it is the town council not Craven District Council and I wasn't suggesting that they can stop anybody letting a private building. The point was that do more pound shops really build the reputation of Skipton as a nice place for residents and tourists to visit? Or do they just object to progress for the sake of objecting?
I think you've missed my point White Rhino.... it is the town council not Craven District Council and I wasn't suggesting that they can stop anybody letting a private building. The point was that do more pound shops really build the reputation of Skipton as a nice place for residents and tourists to visit? Or do they just object to progress for the sake of objecting? JPD123
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12:23pm Tue 14 Jan 14

White Rhino says...

JPD123 wrote:
I think you've missed my point White Rhino.... it is the town council not Craven District Council and I wasn't suggesting that they can stop anybody letting a private building. The point was that do more pound shops really build the reputation of Skipton as a nice place for residents and tourists to visit? Or do they just object to progress for the sake of objecting?
Thanks, yes I understand and they may not be great but they are well used in towns all over the country and do provide a service for some. They are better than empty shops and in Yorkshire we like a bargain, the town has a fair mix and I would not like it to be empty or a charity shop.

The new Albion place has more upmarket shops planned so hopefully the town will have something for all budgets.
[quote][p][bold]JPD123[/bold] wrote: I think you've missed my point White Rhino.... it is the town council not Craven District Council and I wasn't suggesting that they can stop anybody letting a private building. The point was that do more pound shops really build the reputation of Skipton as a nice place for residents and tourists to visit? Or do they just object to progress for the sake of objecting?[/p][/quote]Thanks, yes I understand and they may not be great but they are well used in towns all over the country and do provide a service for some. They are better than empty shops and in Yorkshire we like a bargain, the town has a fair mix and I would not like it to be empty or a charity shop. The new Albion place has more upmarket shops planned so hopefully the town will have something for all budgets. White Rhino
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