A decision on whether Asda will be allowed to build a £122m store in the city will be made next week, the Norwich Evening News can reveal today.

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The supermarket giant is hoping its second shot at getting permission for a store in Hall Road will be more successful than its first, which saw members of Norwich City Council’s planning committee reject its plan.

That decision, in September, sparked uproar, with nearly four in five voters in an Evening News poll saying councillors had got one of the city’s biggest planning decisions for years wrong.

Almost 1,000 readers had their say in just four days, with 79pc saying that proposals for a the development near Tuckswood should have been given the go-ahead.

Asda re-submitted their plans for the former Bally Shoe factory site a month later and the city council’s planning committee will decide whether to approve it when they meet on Thursday next week.

The plans are for a 5,796 sq m superstore, gym, pub, community centre, 334-space car park and other shops at the derelict site.

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6 comments

  • Have to agree the parking on Drayton road is shocking, if i have to goe there i park on the Hellesdon Rd Ind Est, if they get planning permission Large parking lots pls!!!!!

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    Colby Army!

    Monday, November 26, 2012

  • A 334-space car would see very small given the size of the shop and it's 400 employees. Lets just hope it doesn't end up like their Drayton Rd store, where parking can be an absolute nightmare.

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    Vic Sponge

    Monday, November 26, 2012

  • @steve.m - true, but the only Asda is the other side of Norwich, no good for anyone south of the city!

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    catalonia13

    Tuesday, November 27, 2012

  • Once again I hope that the wishes of the Green Party do not prevail. It is well known that they want to send us back to the Stone Age! The latest report from the Institute of Fiscal Studies predicts that the age of austerity will persist until at least 2018. This means that we have to grab every business opportunity with both hands. So please, planning committee members, do not let ordinary people down once again.

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    dancer7

    Monday, November 26, 2012

  • Once again I hope that the wishes of the Green Party do not prevail. It is well known that they want to send us back to the Stone Age! The latest report from the Institute of Fiscal Studies predicts that the age of austerity will persist until at least 2018. This means that we have to grab every business opportunity with both hands. So please, planning committee members, do not let ordinary people down once again.

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    dancer7

    Monday, November 26, 2012

  • Tesco 1 mile away, sainsbury 1.3 miles, 2 co'ops within 1mile, morrissons 1.9 miles do we really need yet another store and all have good transport links. Build some affordable housing that is more important. Asda can go next to B&Q plenty of room there.

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    steve.m

    Tuesday, November 27, 2012

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