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From The Cornishman Thursday, 14 October 2010

Sainsbury's hopes nature reserve will boost store bid

Thursday, October 14, 2010

FOOD CHAIN Sainsbury's believes it has enhanced its chances of getting the green light for a store in Hayle ...
From http://www.hayle.net:

Sainsbury's hopes nature reserve will boost store bid

FOOD CHAIN Sainsbury's believes it has enhanced its chances of getting the green light for a store in Hayle with a plan to create a large nature reserve.

As the supermarket war for a permission to build a new store in the town steps up, the group is the latest player to seek the backing of the public for its ambitious scheme.

Some 260 residents took the time to view the key changes to the plans for a new store and a 26-acre nature reserve on land at Marsh Lane, in an exhibition at Passmore Edwards Institute and Angarrack Community Centre last week.

These include transforming the lorry park, scrubland and grassland to complement the existing habitats with a boardwalk for visitors, bird lodge and wetlands.

Bus stops

A new footpath would also be created between the store and Angarrack village along with bus stops to link the store and adjacent shopping park with the town centre.

Bruno Moore, the chain's national lead for planning, says the firm has worked hard to resolve any outstanding concerns, which he says are mainly related to traffic and the impact on the A30.

"South Quay and Morrisons sites are not suitable on the grounds of traffic and world heritage while our proposal, working together with the Wildlife Trusts, allows the surrounding nature to thrive."

The revised plans with the nature reserve were greeted with some enthusiasm by visitors.

Mary Jasper who lives in Penzance but who spends a lot of time in the town, rated the scheme as "very good". She said: "I can't see anything wrong with it.

"I like the location and the nature reserve very much because it's accessible all the way round."

The plans were also given the nod by Joan Smith from Angarrack – a community which has been vocal in criticising and opposing the plans.

Mrs Smith, however, says there should be a choice between two operators in Hayle, out-of town and in the town centre.

"Of the two operators for this end of the town I'd prefer Sainsbury's because it's a bit more upmarket.

"I am not against the plans and many of those who are in Angarrack are retired and do not need jobs so I think it's a bit selfish.

"These people didn't want M&S in Hayle yet they shop there. Hayle deserves more facilities and should be made into an up and coming place for visitors."

Feedback from the event will now be considered and ideas to improve the scheme will be incorporated and submitted to the council.

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Gill and Roger Body, from Hayle, chat about Sainsbury's revised supermarket plan with Andrew Sprague, from Stride Treglown Ltd, at the town's Passmore Edwards Institute. The scheme now includes a large nature reserve.  PZPM20101008C-002_C

Gill and Roger Body, from Hayle, chat about Sainsbury's revised supermarket plan with Andrew Sprague, from Stride Treglown Ltd, at the town's Passmore Edwards Institute. The scheme now includes a large nature reserve. PZPM20101008C-002_C

Passmore Edwards Institute, Hayle. SainsburyÕs reveal their new plans for the Hayle store. Rita Fegan from Hayle chats with Matt Wooldridge from JBP Communication Consultants.  PZPM20101008C-003_C.JPG

Passmore Edwards Institute, Hayle. SainsburyÕs reveal their new plans for the Hayle store. Rita Fegan from Hayle chats with Matt Wooldridge from JBP Communication Consultants. PZPM20101008C-003_C.JPG

Passmore Edwards Institute, Hayle. SainsburyÕs reveal their new plans for the Hayle store. Jan Andrew from Hayle chats with Andrew Sprague (left) from Stride/Treglown and Bruno Moore from SainsburyÕs.  PZPM20101008C-004_C.JPG

Passmore Edwards Institute, Hayle. SainsburyÕs reveal their new plans for the Hayle store. Jan Andrew from Hayle chats with Andrew Sprague (left) from Stride/Treglown and Bruno Moore from SainsburyÕs. PZPM20101008C-004_C.JPG