Turning St Ives into a retail doughnut
THE latest attempt to destroy the retail centre of St Ives has been mounted by the developer of the Manchester Arms site. Similar to the other developers on the St Ives ring road they are intent on making us a “doughnut town” - nothing at the centre.
The proposal is to turn the Manchester Arms into a ring road supermarket. In their long, spurious and inaccurate proposal to HDC they attempt to minimise the effect on our town centre by referring to the proposed development as a “convenience store” when it is as big as Budgens in the town centre and has 26 car parking spaces!
We all know that every time a retail development is allowed on the ring road we lose a similar sized retailer from the same sector in our town - remember the Marsh Harrier opened on the ring road and the Robin Hood closed in the town centre?
Please support our wonderful town by objecting to this proposal and by lobbying your district councillor.
JANE and RICHARD WATERS
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