Furness MP John Woodcock voices concerns about Sainsbury's supermarket bid for Ulverston

THE development of an edge-of-town supermarket could threaten the sustainability of many shops in Ulverston, says Furness MP John Woodcock.

He has written to South Lakeland District Council outlining his concerns over the plan to build a Sainsbury’s store and petrol station on land south of the A590.

In the letter, he says a supermarket on this site would also deter other retailers from setting up.

He points out that the proposed supermarket is on land designated for light industrial use in the SLDC Land Allocations Development Plan.

“If granted, it would remove the potential for light manufacturing, and new investment opportunities associated with the expansion of GlaxoSmithKline, and the growth of the low carbon lighting cluster in the area,” he says.

Mr Woodcock says he also has major concerns about traffic flow on the A590.

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5:24pm Wed 14 Nov 12

Hoad Hill says...

This application has tremendous local support and Mr Woodcock is only concerned that the Ulverston people who currently shop at the Barrow supermarkets, will no longer need to do so.
He is not considered by Ulverston people to be our MP and if the proposed boundary changes are implemented he would not survive the next election.
This application has tremendous local support and Mr Woodcock is only concerned that the Ulverston people who currently shop at the Barrow supermarkets, will no longer need to do so. He is not considered by Ulverston people to be our MP and if the proposed boundary changes are implemented he would not survive the next election. Hoad Hill
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10:20pm Sat 17 Nov 12

ulverston2025 says...

Well done Mr Woodcock rejecting hundreds of new jobs for Ulverston. This development is offering everything - not only supermarket jobs, but also Sainsburys are investing in the infrastructure etc. for industrial units. This investment in the town should be welcomed not shunned at a time when unemployment has grown in South Lakeland.
Well done Mr Woodcock rejecting hundreds of new jobs for Ulverston. This development is offering everything - not only supermarket jobs, but also Sainsburys are investing in the infrastructure etc. for industrial units. This investment in the town should be welcomed not shunned at a time when unemployment has grown in South Lakeland. ulverston2025
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