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160519 Agent Letter | Rugby Club Development - Walker Developments

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Our ref: MAS/Hayle
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E-mail: mark.scoot@amethystltd.co.uk
5th May 2015
By Email

Mr J. Content
Senior Development Officer
Planning Housing and Regeneration
Cornwall Council
Dolcoath Avenue
Camborne
TR14 88X

Dear Jeremy

HAYLE RFC SITE, MEMORIAL PARK, HAYLE
PLANNING APPLICATION REFERENCE PA14Io2920
HAYLE COMMUNITY RUGBY FACILITIES LTD (HCRFL)

I write further to our recent meetings and discussions concerning the above and
attach the following information to form part of the application package:

  • Illustrative schedule of units;
  • Updated assessment of the likely retail impact based on the GVA advice.

Retail Assessment
The Cranford scheme was refused by Cornwall Council in December 2014 and
proposed an identical quantum of retail development. The retail sequential test and
retail impact were not stated as reasons for refusal and therefore the scheme was
deemed to be suitable in those respects when viewed in isolation. As already noted,
this application proposes an identical quantum of development with similar (but more
restrictive conditions) in terms of the range of goods sold than that scheme and
therefore should not raise any retail policy concerns. Indeed, the Committee Meeting
Addendum confirmed that the application satisfied the sequential test.

As requested, I attach an updated assessment of the impacts to this
correspondence. The financial trade draw from each centre is the same as the
original retail assessment submitted as part of the application package. The turnover
of each centre has been amended to use the figures put forward by GVA Grimley as
part of their input into the December Committee Reports. The implication of this is
that the turnover of centres is lower than in the original assessment and therefore the
level of impact increases. However, as noted above, committee members were fully
cognisant of this fact when previously considering the schemes.

Rationale for the Development
The application proposes a logical extension to the Hayle Retail Park through the
development of an anchor department store, up to seven further comparison retail
units and four Class A3 units. The concept is to build on the success of the existing
retail park by strengthening the overall offer for West Cornwall at this location.
Discussions with retailers and A3 Operators have confirmed their support for the l
scheme and also that a development of this size is required to provide the critical i
mass of complimentary retail facilities that each occupier needs. Given the focus on I
fashion retail, establishing the critical mass is of fundamental importance as it will
allow shoppers to compare between products and offers throughout the entire
scheme.

Based on discussions over the last few months, we are confident that market 3
demand will be very strong and this has been evidenced by enquiries received since
the Cranford refusal. When approved, the application will deliver a high quality
fashion led scheme that will bring significant economic benefits to the area.


Draft Conditions
The attached pian identifies each unit and the net sales area. I have set out the
definition of fashion goods and suggested draft conditions:

Quantum of Develogment
The net retail sales area of the permitted development shall not exceed 10,211 i
square metres. For the avoidance of doubt net retail sales area means all areas of
the stores to which the public has access but excludes the lobby area, tills, areas i
behind counters, restaurant (where applicable) and toilets.

Definition of fashion goods:
Fashion Goods to include without limitation:
1. Ladies, gentlemen’s and children’s clothing / apparel / outfitting;
2. Shoes;
3. Sportswear / clothing and sports products;
4. Camping products and clothing;
5. Outdoor activity (including hiking and climbing) clothing and products;
6. Handbags and baggage;
7. Jewellery and accessories;
8. Leather goods;
9. Leisure wear;
10. Giftware;
11. Cosmetics;
12. Heaith and beauty products;
13. Perfume;
14. Lingerie and nightwear;
15. Babywear and products.

A3 Units
Units 1,2,8 and 9 as shown on drawing xx shall be used for A3 use and for no other
purpose within the Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) Order 1987 (as
amended), or in any provision equivalent to that Class in any statutory instrument
revoking or re-enacting that Order with or without modification.

Department Store

Unit 12 within the development as shown on drawing xx shall be used for A1 non
food use (within Class A1 of the Schedule to the Town and Country Planning (Use
Classes) Order 1987 (as amended), or in any provision equivalent to that Class in
any statutory instrument revoking or re-enacting that order with or without
modification) with ancillary restaurant use also permitted. There is to be no sub-
division of the unit and the minimum net sales area is to be no less than 3,500 sq.m.

Units 3,6, 7, 10 and 11
Units 3,6,7,10 and 11 within the development as shown on drawing xx shall be used
for A1 non food use within Class A1 (within Class A1 of the Schedule to the Town
and Country Planning (Use Classes) Order 1987 provided that no less than 65% of
the net retail sales floorspace in each unit is to be used for the sale of Fashion
Goods.

Units 4 and 5
Units 4 and 5 within the development as shown on drawing xx shall be used for A1
non food use within Class A1 (within Class A1 of the Schedule to the Town and
Country Planning (Use Classes) Order 1987.

Proposed Planning Obligation

A revised draft obligation will be forwarded under separate cover for comment. The
key provisions are summarised below:

1. Town centre contribution of £125,000 towards Penzance town centre
initiatives (to be paid prior to the first unit opening as impact will be felt
immediately);

2. Town centre contribution of £500,000 towards Hayle town centre
management (£100,000 prior to first store opening and then four annual
payments);

3. Delivery of upgrade to Loggans Moor roundabout on the A30 prior to first unit
opening once full schedule of works agreed with Highways Agency.

We would appreciate the opportunity to meet and review matters once you have had
the opportunity to consider all issues.

Yours sincerley

 

Mark Scoot MRICS MRTPI
For and on Behalf of
Amethyst Planning Ltd

Enc.

Maypool House, Maypool. Devon. TQ5 OET
Tel 07818553499 mark.scoot@amethystltd.co.uk
Company Registered in England no. 5917178 - Registered Address Ryebrook Studios, Woodcote Side, Epsom,
Surrey KT18 7HD

1879.001 - Site Layout
Appendix 1 - Comparison Goods Impact

Book page

TitleCreated
Condition 3 discharged | PA17/06782 | Submission of details to discharge condition 3 in relation to decision notice 2 days 8 hours agoBook page
171027 | PA17/10301 | Submission of details to discharge condition 3 and 4 in relation to decision notice PA17/06782 - Land NW O 4 days 8 hours agoBook page
171027 | PA17/10300 | Application for non-material amendment to application PA17/06782 (Erection of a new dwelling and detached 4 days 8 hours agoBook page
171101 | New £50 season ticket for overnight parking in selected Council car parks – Cornish Stuff 1 week 4 days agoBook page
171102 | New Home Bargains store opens in Hayle on Saturday after multi-million pound investment - Cornwall Live 2 weeks 1 day agoBook page
171009 | Officers Report| PA17/06782 | Erection of a new dwelling and detached garage. | Land NW Of 5 Grist Lane Angar 5 weeks 3 days agoBook page
171009 | Approved with conditions | PA17/06782 | Erection of a new dwelling and detached garage. | Land NW Of 5 Grist Lane Angar 5 weeks 3 days agoBook page
171002 | PA17/08038 | Outline planning permission with some matters reserved: Three bedroomed dormer bungalow plus turning space 6 weeks 2 days agoBook page
170909 | Well, on the plus side, it's more attractive than the current view ... | Stephen Cornish - Hayle Development Discussion 9 weeks 2 days agoBook page
1709 | 9,000 sq ft of newly built retail accommodation adjacent to a proposed Asda petrol filling station | Foundry Yard 10 weeks 7 hours agoBook page
1709 | Highway Plans 10 weeks 3 days agoBook page
1709 | Marsh Lane realignment 10 weeks 4 days agoBook page

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