A decision over whether a new Asda superstore can be built in Norwich will be made by city councillors today.

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Norwich City Council’s planning committee will discuss the plans at City Hall this morning, less than three months after the same proposal was rejected by councillors.

 

Developers say as many as 400 jobs could be created if the £122m plans for the former Bally Shoe factory site, near Tuckswood, are given the go-ahead.

 

The plans for the 5,796 sq m Asda superstore also include a gym, pub, community centre, 334-space car park and other shops at the derelict site on Hall Road.

 

The plans which will be discussed are identical to those which were rejected by the committee in September, when the application was turned down by five votes to four.

 

But Asda lodged the same plans again and councillors will meet from 10am to decide whether the scheme can go ahead. Officers are, once again, recommending approval.

10 comments

  • John Martin is right and I wonder who gave them the nod to submit the exact same plans???????

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    John L Norton

    Thursday, December 6, 2012

  • What is wrong with Councils and Councillors? Do they think they are above the law? This lot certainly seem to think they are.

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    alecto

    Thursday, December 6, 2012

  • The officers who accepted this unchanged application and are recommending it, should try and find another job at a supermarket or such like. The polls in newspapers are used to justify breaking the planning brief , trying to make out that it is public consultation, which it is not, these are then used as justification to forward this development. How much extra waste will be produced by this supermarket? are all jobs paid at minimum wage or living wage? Refuse it, until they show some humility and acknowledge the planning brief.

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    ingo wagenknecht

    Thursday, December 6, 2012

  • Can ASDA make sure all jobs go to English people

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    billythebookie

    Thursday, December 6, 2012

  • I have no qualms about a supermarket being built, but the plans are obviously flawed, who in their right mind would be building a pub, when 12 are closing every week and as for a village square in what is an industrial area? Come on now lets have some common sense, please.

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    Cuthbert J. Twillie

    Thursday, December 6, 2012

  • Minimum wage is a way for supermarkets to say "if I could pay you less I would". Inflation is outstripping the minimum wage ; these jobs will not give a living wage.

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    Somethingood

    Thursday, December 6, 2012

  • Windup so the greens are always wrong? Have you read why it was rejected? i will spell it put for you. The last plan and this plan breached the councils own planning guidelines. It is that simple. Then labour, who couldn't be bothered to turn up and vote to breach their own guidelines turn up and start bleating the lies of developers. The greens appear to be the only party who stand up for small business, true localism and a sustainable future. Your ignorance must be bliss.

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    Somethingood

    Thursday, December 6, 2012

  • I see the edp is still printing the lies of the developers as fact. 400 jobs? The research shows a superstore like Asda has a net loss of 270 jobs. The edp is happy to print these lies and the officers and Labour Party are happy to believe them too. If anyone is interested visit: www.nprf.org.uk for the report on superstore impact, you'll find that nprf are sponsored by supermarkets so god knows what the actual figure is And visit: www.renegadeeconomist.com For how we got into this mess and how we can get out. Walmart is not part of it.

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    Somethingood

    Thursday, December 6, 2012

  • In the present circumstances, it will be an absolute abuse of planning process if permission is now granted. Nothing material has changed.

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    John Martin

    Thursday, December 6, 2012

  • The last one was largely rejected by Greens. We know that Greens are always wrong so hopefully they'll wind their necks in this time.

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    windup

    Thursday, December 6, 2012

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