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Planning Permission granted for ASDA store

Approval was given at the meeting of Wiltshire Council's Strategic Planning Committee on 17th April, 2024 for a new Asda store on London Road alongside Bishopdown Farm (opposite the BMW garage). See below for application details:-

Published: 18 April 2024

As part of their efforts to be a good neighbour, Asda entered an ongoing dialogue with residents, and their locally elected representatives. This has included:

  • Placing articles with local press, radio and social media
  • A public exhibition at the Hampton Park Pavilion in November 2021, attended by 229 local residents and stakeholders including councillors and John Glen MP
  • The distribution of 3,000 information leaflets to local homes about the proposed development and advertising the public exhibition
  • A dedicated project website, email address, and residents’ hotline
  • Meetings with residents and groups on a one-one basis.

Laverstock & Ford Parish Council having listened to residents, and entered into a dialogue with Asda representatives supported the application but highlighted concerns over environmental and ecological issues, traffic air quality and noise level concerns which resulted in the following changes:

    •  Originally a hot food drive-thru and a coffee drive thru was proposed. The hot food drive thru was omitted on submission.
    • Opening hours have been amended to: 07:00 – 23:00 Monday to Saturday and six hours between 09:00 – 17:00 on Sunday
    •  Trolley management system proposed at the store to prevent their removal from the site
    •  Store delivery yard to be fully enclosed.

As part of the proposed development, extensive funds will be invested locally including: 10% off site biodiversity net gain improvements comprising on-site and off- site habitats at Castle Hill Country Park,  recommended by residents and Laverstock & Ford Parish Council, to be achieved through a 30 year agreement in principal with the Land Trust. This is over and above the 1% contribution that is currently required as part of the Council’s adopted policy.

A further figure of over £352k will go towards improving walking and cycling links, improving public transport and the implementation of an air quality masterplan.

Application Reference PL/2022/04875- Asda Stores Limited – Proposed commercial development comprising a Use Class E foodstore (including the sale of non-food goods) and drive thru coffee shop unit (use class e); petrol filling station; provision of open space / landscaping including a new pedestrian and cycle link between London Road and Green Lane; access, parking, and associated infrastructure and development, Land at Salisbury Retail Park, London Road, Salisbury, SP1 3YX

see below for the Store Summary supplied by Asda


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