Booths set date for opening supermarket in Grange-over-Sands

A SUPERMARKET chain has announced it will be trading within three years on a site in the centre of Grange-over-Sands.

Booths bosses have said a new store will be open for business by the summer of 2016 on the plot currently occupied by Bateman’s Toyota, on the corner of Lindale Road and Windermere Road.

Graham Booth, property director for the chain, said: “We have had to wait a long time to secure this site but this has only increased our enthusiasm to deliver to the residents of Grange and surrounding area the very best of what Booths have to offer.”

Plans for a Booth store in the town were first announced in 2001.

An agreement was later reached between the chain and Bateman's Toyota, which was set to move to a site next to its existing BMW and Mini garages at Kendal Road, Lindale.

But Bateman’s has since been sold to The Vantage Group, which is now looking for a suitable site to relocate to.

Mr Booth said his company would begin construction work as soon as the car showroom had vacated the plot.

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11:30am Thu 19 Sep 13

lakesailor says...

"But Bateman’s has since been sold to The Vantage Group, which is now looking for a suitable site to relocate to. "
Is that the whole of the Bateman group or just the Toyota bit. Where's the detail?
"But Bateman’s has since been sold to The Vantage Group, which is now looking for a suitable site to relocate to. " Is that the whole of the Bateman group or just the Toyota bit. Where's the detail? lakesailor

1:00pm Thu 19 Sep 13

Lakeuk says...

Just the toyota bit, small but important omission, will be interested where they move to, hope it's not in the west direction (closer Kendal better for me), may become too far for me
Just the toyota bit, small but important omission, will be interested where they move to, hope it's not in the west direction (closer Kendal better for me), may become too far for me Lakeuk

2:36pm Thu 19 Sep 13

shirtbox2003 says...

surely this will be longer than the already extended planning permission allows,and then they will apply again.the council should stick to its guns and insist that the existing plans and timescale be adhered to.also the big question is,why have batemans sold the site? there seems to be a lot of questions asked here.?this would be a good site for affordable housing,with train and bus links across the road.does grange need a supermarket ?,it is already well served by the existing shops,many of whom could be put out of business by a supermarket,also who says that vantage have to sell to booths?,why not asda or Tesco etc?questions need answering here.
surely this will be longer than the already extended planning permission allows,and then they will apply again.the council should stick to its guns and insist that the existing plans and timescale be adhered to.also the big question is,why have batemans sold the site? there seems to be a lot of questions asked here.?this would be a good site for affordable housing,with train and bus links across the road.does grange need a supermarket ?,it is already well served by the existing shops,many of whom could be put out of business by a supermarket,also who says that vantage have to sell to booths?,why not asda or Tesco etc?questions need answering here. shirtbox2003

8:08am Fri 20 Sep 13

I know nothing says...

Lakeuk wrote:
Just the toyota bit, small but important omission, will be interested where they move to, hope it's not in the west direction (closer Kendal better for me), may become too far for me
Jim Waltons of Penrith have a collection service for vehicles which need servicing etc:

They will leave you a car to use.
[quote][p][bold]Lakeuk[/bold] wrote: Just the toyota bit, small but important omission, will be interested where they move to, hope it's not in the west direction (closer Kendal better for me), may become too far for me[/p][/quote]Jim Waltons of Penrith have a collection service for vehicles which need servicing etc: They will leave you a car to use. I know nothing

12:57pm Fri 20 Sep 13

jazzactivist says...

Grange already has more than enough local shops that sell everything we need. Booths would just be duplicating, so is unnecessary. They are taking so long to get this project off the ground that it makes you wonder if they are waiting for local opposition to die down, but it won't. People who are desperate to shop in Booths can easily travel to Ulverston, Milnthorpe or Windermere. The Toyota site is ideally positioned to be better used for warden supported homes for elderly people, or affordable homes for working people. It's opposite the train station, near the Prom and gardens, and also has a few shops right nearby. Hope the Council sticks to its timetable and listens to local people's objections.
Grange already has more than enough local shops that sell everything we need. Booths would just be duplicating, so is unnecessary. They are taking so long to get this project off the ground that it makes you wonder if they are waiting for local opposition to die down, but it won't. People who are desperate to shop in Booths can easily travel to Ulverston, Milnthorpe or Windermere. The Toyota site is ideally positioned to be better used for warden supported homes for elderly people, or affordable homes for working people. It's opposite the train station, near the Prom and gardens, and also has a few shops right nearby. Hope the Council sticks to its timetable and listens to local people's objections. jazzactivist

10:41pm Mon 23 Sep 13

shirtbox2003 says...

just another thought,what about the flooding problems in this area.
just another thought,what about the flooding problems in this area. shirtbox2003

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