February 10, 2009
expansion of garden centre near Burnham is approved
plans for a 35,000 square foot expansion of a garden centre near
Burnham-On-Sea were approved by district councillors on Tuesday
Garden World boss Peter Burks told Burnham-On-Sea.com he was "very
pleased" by the news.
comes after members of Sedgemoor's Development Control Committee
voted in favour of the scheme at a meeting in Bridgwater.
which bought the garden centre in 2007, will increase the size
of the store's covered building to 63,000 square feet and hopes
to generate over 100 new jobs.
proposals also see the number of car parking spaces rising from
369 to 411, and a new roundabout being introduced on the A38 to
cope with traffic.
Burks said while there is "no schedule for the building work
to begin", he added that Wyevale is "very keen"
on expanding the store despite the £4m price tag.
application was granted subject to a so-called '106 agreement'
for the shared use of the footpath/cycleway link to the site and
the pedestrian crossing at the Fox and Goose/White Cross junction.
Chamber of Trade warned last year that the proposals could hit
the trade of town centre businesses by several million pounds
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