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Sainsbury’s deal could fund Blacksole Bridge

The construction of a pedestrian crossing beside the Blacksole Bridge cannot come a moment too soon says Herne Bay councillor Peter Vickery-Jones. He was speaking after the bridge suffered vehicle damage at the weekend, which Cllr Vickery-Jones said would have killed anyone crossing on foot at the time. The damage is not thought to be structural but left a severe …

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Sainsbury’s could bring new bridge to Blacksole

A NEW Blacksole Bridge could finally become a reality as part of the development of a new superstore near Beltinge. Documents submitted with a formal planning application for Sainsbury’s at Altira include the bridge as part of a transport plan for the supermarket. There would also be business units, a cafe and petrol station along with almost 500 car parking …

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Retail Strategy

“The retail offer of Herne Bay, also dominated by independents, should benefit from regeneration efforts identified in the Herne Bay Area Action Plan, which seeks to improve the retail offer and increase the amount of consumer spending retained in the town.” [Draft Local Plan 4.9] The Herne Bay Area Action Plan (HBAAP) was written over a period of a couple …

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Shopping

50,000 m² new “comparison shopping” retail space is set aside for Canterbury and 3,250 m² for Whitstable. “Comparison shopping” includes clothing; household goods; and other purchases where people will wander about and look at alternatives before buying. It does not include food shopping (convenience shopping). There is to be no new “comparison shopping” for Herne Bay even though our population …

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Canterbury district’s local plan discussed in public for the first time

 … and guess what – Herne Bay gets screwed. To pay for treats for Canterbury.  Canterbury City Council’s draft local plan was discussed in public for the first time last night, amid accusations one of the key sites was “undeliverable” and uncosted. At a meeting of the council’s overview committee, Lib Dem Nick Eden-Green said the proposal for 4,000 homes …

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Planning Cockup

CCC’s slapdash use of their own website has limited our opportunity to comment on a couple of major local issues. When it comes to advertising any planning applications in the district, our Council is only obliged to put public notices near the site in question, and in a local paper. They use Kent on Sunday, so that must be OK, …

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Survey shows huge support for Sainsbury’s

Sainsbury’s plans for a £40 million out-of-town shopping complex at Herne Bay have received the thumbs up from residents. According to figures released today (31st October) by developers, 84 per cent of locals support the scheme at the Altira Business Park. This follows a display of the plans at the Premier Inn’s TableTable restaurant earlier this month which attracted nearly …

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Supermarkets everywhere

You know how it is - there you are waiting for a supermarket, and then a whole load of them come along at once... Developer Terrace Hill want to slap a large Sainsbury's on the Altira Tumbleweed Park at the edge of town. They're also proposing a load of business space, which is a bit surprising given that Altira is dedicated to providing business space, but that's their call.

This proposal has already caused a spat and some name-calling amongst the HB Town Partners

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Is a superstore super news?

A huge Sainbury’s and petrol station on the edge of Herne Bay – this would be on the ill-fated and currently languishing Altira site. There’s no indication in the press reports as to where exactly, but I assume it would be east of the existing developments at Altira, between the A299 Thanet Way and the railway line. Big news for …

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Terrace Hill

Sainsbury’s store programme lifts Terrace Hill Specialist retail developer Terrace Hill said today it was pressing ahead with 600,000 sq ft of new schemes in spite of the supermarket slowdown. Chairman Robert Adair said: “Whilst there has been some slowdown in the expansion of Tesco we are continuing to receive good interest in our sites from the other major operators. We continue …

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