Sainsbury's wants to create a supermarket at Kendal's Rugby Club ground

STORE giant Tesco has aband-oned plans to build a superm-arket on the edge of Kendal town centre.

The chain’s decision to pull out of the Canal Head regeneration project has prompted a new planning application for a Sainsbury’s store at Kendal Rugby Club’s Shap Road ground.

Tesco’s decision follows an announcement earlier this year that it would cut back on build

ing new large supermarkets and hypermarkets in favour of refreshing existing stores, and developing its online business.

On Friday, developer Morbaine, which has retained options on the rugby club site, signed a new deal with Sainsbury’s for a food-only supermarket which, if approved by South Lakeland District Council, would create 400 jobs.

Approval would also mean Kendal Rugby Club would finally be able to move to a new ground at Strawberry Fields, off Oxen-holme Road, which already has planning approval for purpose-built sports facilities.

Club chairman Dr Steve Green said he was ‘optimistic’, but also cautious as there had been ‘too many false dawns’ already.

A spokesman for Morbaine said it had submitted a revised plan-ning application for the rugby ground after becoming convin-ced a rival plan for a supermarket at Canal Head would not now go ahead.

The new Sainsbury’s would be smaller than the store proposed in previous applications, and would no longer include non-food retail space. It is the third planning bid Morbaine has subm-itted for the Shap Road site.

Previous outline applications have been turned down at appeal. The first was refused because of off-site highway concerns, although the government inspector was otherwise happy with the proposal.

The second application, which was supported by council planning officers, was refused because of the inspector’s Canal Head preference, even though no application for that develop-ment had ever been submitted.

In a covering letter with its new application, Morbaine says: “We understand that the Canal Head site is no longer available for retail development and evidence to this effect will be forthcoming in due course.”

The new proposal for Shap Road allows for 502 customer park- ing spaces and access for the store service yard via Mint Bridge Road. A six-pump filling station and jet wash at the south-east corner of the site is also proposed.

A spokesman for Mealbank Properties, owner of the Goodacre industrial site and one of the companies behind Canal Road regeneration, confirmed that Tesco was not proceeding with an application. Mealbank was now pursuing its own plans for their site, he said.

A Sainsbury’s spokesman said: “We have now exchanged contracts with the developer and we’re committed to supporting the application through the planning process. The 50,000sq ft store, which would create up to 400 new full and part-time jobs and offer the full range of Sainsbury’s products, would increase shopping choice in the town and help to retain shoppers in Kendal.”

The Sainsbury’s plan is set to be considered at either the end of January, or mid-February.

 

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11:33am Thu 12 Dec 13

oceancloud says...

If this goes through it sounds like good news for the Rugby Club, the jobs front and even more choice for the shoppers. It would appear that this project was scuppered originally by the ridiculous proposal to site a new supermarket at Canal Head although presumably another one may take Tesco's place.
If this goes through it sounds like good news for the Rugby Club, the jobs front and even more choice for the shoppers. It would appear that this project was scuppered originally by the ridiculous proposal to site a new supermarket at Canal Head although presumably another one may take Tesco's place. oceancloud

1:13pm Thu 12 Dec 13

doodleshire14 says...

I wonder what Vincent and Farron and the rest of the Lib-Dem sport-hating will have to say about this after nailing their colours to the mast of the 'wrong ship'
I wonder what Vincent and Farron and the rest of the Lib-Dem sport-hating will have to say about this after nailing their colours to the mast of the 'wrong ship' doodleshire14

1:44pm Thu 12 Dec 13

boris plasticmac says...

Well there you go about two weeks after the Land Allocation decision comes through, we learn that the plans for a retail development at Canal Head are a non starter.
This information has must to have been known for ages and any sensible allocations plan would not have allowed the Canal Head site to be ignored..
Having said that, good luck to the Rugby Club (they need it) - it will be great to have a Sainsbury's in town.
Well there you go about two weeks after the Land Allocation decision comes through, we learn that the plans for a retail development at Canal Head are a non starter. This information has must to have been known for ages and any sensible allocations plan would not have allowed the Canal Head site to be ignored.. Having said that, good luck to the Rugby Club (they need it) - it will be great to have a Sainsbury's in town. boris plasticmac

1:49pm Thu 12 Dec 13

nickjohn says...

Well what a surprise, Tesco pulling out.

The whole episode has been a complete farce from start to finish. Over the last few years all we have heard about is how great the Canal Head development was going to be and how it will save Kendal and stop Gilkes from pulling out of town.

At no time have they ever submitted a planning application yet just off their word the rugby club development has been thwarted. This should never have happened.

Hopefully now the rugby club can relocate with better access, better facilities and a better ground and the new, smaller, supermarket can be built.

This will hopefully mean that there will be no more discussions about supermarkets as Kendal is to small for any more.
Well what a surprise, Tesco pulling out. The whole episode has been a complete farce from start to finish. Over the last few years all we have heard about is how great the Canal Head development was going to be and how it will save Kendal and stop Gilkes from pulling out of town. At no time have they ever submitted a planning application yet just off their word the rugby club development has been thwarted. This should never have happened. Hopefully now the rugby club can relocate with better access, better facilities and a better ground and the new, smaller, supermarket can be built. This will hopefully mean that there will be no more discussions about supermarkets as Kendal is to small for any more. nickjohn

4:21pm Thu 12 Dec 13

bantambelle says...

Sadly, it has been proved that there is space for another supermarket based on the overtrading of the existing ones.

I think the high street should be protected from out of town supermarkets so Sainsbury's should be forced into taking the nearest and next best option - K Village.

The actual size is over 75,000sqft so is much much larger than the original one planned for Canal Head. It is massive. A store of this size with all those comparable high street goods and free parking means more pressure on Kendal town centre retailers. Will this affect M&S plans for their new food hall extension?

The Council should refuse the application based on another site being available nearer the town centre and/ or reduce the size to lower the impact on the high street.
Sadly, it has been proved that there is space for another supermarket based on the overtrading of the existing ones. I think the high street should be protected from out of town supermarkets so Sainsbury's should be forced into taking the nearest and next best option - K Village. The actual size is over 75,000sqft so is much much larger than the original one planned for Canal Head. It is massive. A store of this size with all those comparable high street goods and free parking means more pressure on Kendal town centre retailers. Will this affect M&S plans for their new food hall extension? The Council should refuse the application based on another site being available nearer the town centre and/ or reduce the size to lower the impact on the high street. bantambelle

4:32pm Thu 12 Dec 13

oceancloud says...

Sainsburys should be forced! Pull the other one. How do you know that the K Village site is available for a supermarket development.
Sainsburys should be forced! Pull the other one. How do you know that the K Village site is available for a supermarket development. oceancloud

6:31pm Thu 12 Dec 13

Local Angel says...

If this goes ahead, can the council agree to lower the business rates for small independent businesses in the town centre to give them a chance. It may create "up to" 400 jobs but how many with suffer in the town centre.
Kendal is either a Market Town or an outlet/supermarket town.
It can't be both. . . It's too small!
If this goes ahead, can the council agree to lower the business rates for small independent businesses in the town centre to give them a chance. It may create "up to" 400 jobs but how many with suffer in the town centre. Kendal is either a Market Town or an outlet/supermarket town. It can't be both. . . It's too small! Local Angel

7:05pm Thu 12 Dec 13

fellsman says...

bantambelle wrote:
Sadly, it has been proved that there is space for another supermarket based on the overtrading of the existing ones.

I think the high street should be protected from out of town supermarkets so Sainsbury's should be forced into taking the nearest and next best option - K Village.

The actual size is over 75,000sqft so is much much larger than the original one planned for Canal Head. It is massive. A store of this size with all those comparable high street goods and free parking means more pressure on Kendal town centre retailers. Will this affect M&S plans for their new food hall extension?

The Council should refuse the application based on another site being available nearer the town centre and/ or reduce the size to lower the impact on the high street.
Gosh these are strong words, businesses being forced to do things - surely another major supermarket in town will mean competition for the others, the consumer can only benefit - Kendal Town centre is another issue, and I agree business rates, set by our dear friends, the Liberals on SLDC who Kendal people keep in office, are far too high, as are business rents. If all the money that SLDC has wasted over the last few years on crazy schemes was ploughed into helping town centre businesses, things might be different.

The moving of the rugby club can only benefit Kendal by providing first class facilities to encourage as many people as possible to play sports. Lets get behind them
[quote][p][bold]bantambelle[/bold] wrote: Sadly, it has been proved that there is space for another supermarket based on the overtrading of the existing ones. I think the high street should be protected from out of town supermarkets so Sainsbury's should be forced into taking the nearest and next best option - K Village. The actual size is over 75,000sqft so is much much larger than the original one planned for Canal Head. It is massive. A store of this size with all those comparable high street goods and free parking means more pressure on Kendal town centre retailers. Will this affect M&S plans for their new food hall extension? The Council should refuse the application based on another site being available nearer the town centre and/ or reduce the size to lower the impact on the high street.[/p][/quote]Gosh these are strong words, businesses being forced to do things - surely another major supermarket in town will mean competition for the others, the consumer can only benefit - Kendal Town centre is another issue, and I agree business rates, set by our dear friends, the Liberals on SLDC who Kendal people keep in office, are far too high, as are business rents. If all the money that SLDC has wasted over the last few years on crazy schemes was ploughed into helping town centre businesses, things might be different. The moving of the rugby club can only benefit Kendal by providing first class facilities to encourage as many people as possible to play sports. Lets get behind them fellsman

11:39pm Thu 12 Dec 13

taigum says...

Yaaaaawwwn!!!! nothing has changed from the original application which was CORRECTLY turned down. The canal head development is irrelevant to this new false dawn for redevelopment of the rugby club site. The new plans are even more ridiculous. Come on lets move all the shopping and all the petrol pumps to a one mile radius of town why dont we. Then we can sit back and watch even more shops close down in the town. Then when its all boarded up, you people who think that this is a great idea will the moan and say why did the council allow this to happen.
Yaaaaawwwn!!!! nothing has changed from the original application which was CORRECTLY turned down. The canal head development is irrelevant to this new false dawn for redevelopment of the rugby club site. The new plans are even more ridiculous. Come on lets move all the shopping and all the petrol pumps to a one mile radius of town why dont we. Then we can sit back and watch even more shops close down in the town. Then when its all boarded up, you people who think that this is a great idea will the moan and say why did the council allow this to happen. taigum

11:59pm Thu 12 Dec 13

Kendmoor says...

I can't help but feel that is an exaggeration. Looking at what you can buy in town, and what you can buy *currently* in ASDA/Morrisons, people aren't going to suddenly flock to Sainsburys for the *same* goods as you can already buy at the other two big ones.
I'd say all that will happen is the current supermarket shoppers will splinter off into three factions instead of two.
Unless you're suggesting that Sainsbury's are going to start selling Charity shop items I can't see any shops in town that have *already* been effected by the existence of ASDA/Morrisons, being any more effected than they already are, sainsburys won't be offering any more than what the existing ones already do. Those who use the local green grocers...Iceland.. will still use them, they're hardcore supporters and people that live within walking distance of them and shops like them (erm?) as ASDA/Morrisons are too far off to walk. Morrisons and ASDA will be the ones to see their numbers drop.
I can't help but feel that is an exaggeration. Looking at what you can buy in town, and what you can buy *currently* in ASDA/Morrisons, people aren't going to suddenly flock to Sainsburys for the *same* goods as you can already buy at the other two big ones. I'd say all that will happen is the current supermarket shoppers will splinter off into three factions instead of two. Unless you're suggesting that Sainsbury's are going to start selling Charity shop items I can't see any shops in town that have *already* been effected by the existence of ASDA/Morrisons, being any more effected than they already are, sainsburys won't be offering any more than what the existing ones already do. Those who use the local green grocers...Iceland.. will still use them, they're hardcore supporters and people that live within walking distance of them and shops like them (erm?) as ASDA/Morrisons are too far off to walk. Morrisons and ASDA will be the ones to see their numbers drop. Kendmoor

7:55am Fri 13 Dec 13

Moonbase says...

Seems to me someone is clutching at straws here.......Let's build another supermarket on a already congested road, in and out of town!
It is bad enough trying to get past QC school to go and shop, and on top of that, you have the debacle of the Sandylands development.
No thought of traffic whatsoever.
Kendal as is Ambleside dose not need more traffic congestion, as I have said before look at Euston Road in Morecambe......shock
ing..all because of a supermarket.
And what is it with the rugby club, will moving make it profitable or is it a ego thing to third and forth knuckle handshakers who don't want to put there hands in there deep pockets.
Either way, this shocking group of people in charge of whom I don't doubt were in charge of the K Village fiasco will undoubtedly do the town proud and make a complete nonsense of it all.
Merry Christmas
Seems to me someone is clutching at straws here.......Let's build another supermarket on a already congested road, in and out of town! It is bad enough trying to get past QC school to go and shop, and on top of that, you have the debacle of the Sandylands development. No thought of traffic whatsoever. Kendal as is Ambleside dose not need more traffic congestion, as I have said before look at Euston Road in Morecambe......shock ing..all because of a supermarket. And what is it with the rugby club, will moving make it profitable or is it a ego thing to third and forth knuckle handshakers who don't want to put there hands in there deep pockets. Either way, this shocking group of people in charge of whom I don't doubt were in charge of the K Village fiasco will undoubtedly do the town proud and make a complete nonsense of it all. Merry Christmas Moonbase

8:22am Fri 13 Dec 13

oceancloud says...

Moonbase wrote:
Seems to me someone is clutching at straws here.......Let's build another supermarket on a already congested road, in and out of town!
It is bad enough trying to get past QC school to go and shop, and on top of that, you have the debacle of the Sandylands development.
No thought of traffic whatsoever.
Kendal as is Ambleside dose not need more traffic congestion, as I have said before look at Euston Road in Morecambe......shock

ing..all because of a supermarket.
And what is it with the rugby club, will moving make it profitable or is it a ego thing to third and forth knuckle handshakers who don't want to put there hands in there deep pockets.
Either way, this shocking group of people in charge of whom I don't doubt were in charge of the K Village fiasco will undoubtedly do the town proud and make a complete nonsense of it all.
Merry Christmas
Not sure there is that much traffic entering the town via Shap Road. A supermarket at Canal Head would cause more traffic problems on Aynam Road with or without a new bridge. Why is the Sandylands development a debacle and why do you think that the people who run Kendal Rugby Club would dip into their own pockets which undoubtedly are no deeper than anyone else's. It has been known for many years that the Rugby Club facilities require a substantial amount spending to upgrade and this is a great opportunity to move to a purpose built facility not just for the club but for Kendal.
[quote][p][bold]Moonbase[/bold] wrote: Seems to me someone is clutching at straws here.......Let's build another supermarket on a already congested road, in and out of town! It is bad enough trying to get past QC school to go and shop, and on top of that, you have the debacle of the Sandylands development. No thought of traffic whatsoever. Kendal as is Ambleside dose not need more traffic congestion, as I have said before look at Euston Road in Morecambe......shock ing..all because of a supermarket. And what is it with the rugby club, will moving make it profitable or is it a ego thing to third and forth knuckle handshakers who don't want to put there hands in there deep pockets. Either way, this shocking group of people in charge of whom I don't doubt were in charge of the K Village fiasco will undoubtedly do the town proud and make a complete nonsense of it all. Merry Christmas[/p][/quote]Not sure there is that much traffic entering the town via Shap Road. A supermarket at Canal Head would cause more traffic problems on Aynam Road with or without a new bridge. Why is the Sandylands development a debacle and why do you think that the people who run Kendal Rugby Club would dip into their own pockets which undoubtedly are no deeper than anyone else's. It has been known for many years that the Rugby Club facilities require a substantial amount spending to upgrade and this is a great opportunity to move to a purpose built facility not just for the club but for Kendal. oceancloud

9:13am Fri 13 Dec 13

Moonbase says...

oceancloud wrote:
Moonbase wrote:
Seems to me someone is clutching at straws here.......Let's build another supermarket on a already congested road, in and out of town!
It is bad enough trying to get past QC school to go and shop, and on top of that, you have the debacle of the Sandylands development.
No thought of traffic whatsoever.
Kendal as is Ambleside dose not need more traffic congestion, as I have said before look at Euston Road in Morecambe......shock


ing..all because of a supermarket.
And what is it with the rugby club, will moving make it profitable or is it a ego thing to third and forth knuckle handshakers who don't want to put there hands in there deep pockets.
Either way, this shocking group of people in charge of whom I don't doubt were in charge of the K Village fiasco will undoubtedly do the town proud and make a complete nonsense of it all.
Merry Christmas
Not sure there is that much traffic entering the town via Shap Road. A supermarket at Canal Head would cause more traffic problems on Aynam Road with or without a new bridge. Why is the Sandylands development a debacle and why do you think that the people who run Kendal Rugby Club would dip into their own pockets which undoubtedly are no deeper than anyone else's. It has been known for many years that the Rugby Club facilities require a substantial amount spending to upgrade and this is a great opportunity to move to a purpose built facility not just for the club but for Kendal.
I agree canal head is a stupid idea, the Sandylands issue is that the accesses are wrong for daily traffic in and out and there are always wagons tipping at the tractor spot which create congestion to traffic.
As for the Rugby Club comment, if the club is not viable than it should fold or have less aspiration's, it's no different than any other club.
Having a windfall doesn't mend a leaking tap.
[quote][p][bold]oceancloud[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Moonbase[/bold] wrote: Seems to me someone is clutching at straws here.......Let's build another supermarket on a already congested road, in and out of town! It is bad enough trying to get past QC school to go and shop, and on top of that, you have the debacle of the Sandylands development. No thought of traffic whatsoever. Kendal as is Ambleside dose not need more traffic congestion, as I have said before look at Euston Road in Morecambe......shock ing..all because of a supermarket. And what is it with the rugby club, will moving make it profitable or is it a ego thing to third and forth knuckle handshakers who don't want to put there hands in there deep pockets. Either way, this shocking group of people in charge of whom I don't doubt were in charge of the K Village fiasco will undoubtedly do the town proud and make a complete nonsense of it all. Merry Christmas[/p][/quote]Not sure there is that much traffic entering the town via Shap Road. A supermarket at Canal Head would cause more traffic problems on Aynam Road with or without a new bridge. Why is the Sandylands development a debacle and why do you think that the people who run Kendal Rugby Club would dip into their own pockets which undoubtedly are no deeper than anyone else's. It has been known for many years that the Rugby Club facilities require a substantial amount spending to upgrade and this is a great opportunity to move to a purpose built facility not just for the club but for Kendal.[/p][/quote]I agree canal head is a stupid idea, the Sandylands issue is that the accesses are wrong for daily traffic in and out and there are always wagons tipping at the tractor spot which create congestion to traffic. As for the Rugby Club comment, if the club is not viable than it should fold or have less aspiration's, it's no different than any other club. Having a windfall doesn't mend a leaking tap. Moonbase

9:57am Fri 13 Dec 13

boris plasticmac says...

taigum wrote:
Yaaaaawwwn!!!! nothing has changed from the original application which was CORRECTLY turned down. The canal head development is irrelevant to this new false dawn for redevelopment of the rugby club site. The new plans are even more ridiculous. Come on lets move all the shopping and all the petrol pumps to a one mile radius of town why dont we. Then we can sit back and watch even more shops close down in the town. Then when its all boarded up, you people who think that this is a great idea will the moan and say why did the council allow this to happen.
Sorry but Canal Head had everything to do with the turning down of the previous application. I seem to remember that council officers recommended acceptance for the Rugby Cliub site but it was turned down by the committee. The subsequent appeal was turned down on the basis that the town couldn't support two retail developments and the Council wanted Canal Head - even though a planning application hadn't been made on the site. Now we learn that retail development will not take place at Canal Head.
The damage to the retail environment of the town centre has already been done by Asda and Morrisons and this development is not going to do any more, as it will be a battle for market share between the three of them.
[quote][p][bold]taigum[/bold] wrote: Yaaaaawwwn!!!! nothing has changed from the original application which was CORRECTLY turned down. The canal head development is irrelevant to this new false dawn for redevelopment of the rugby club site. The new plans are even more ridiculous. Come on lets move all the shopping and all the petrol pumps to a one mile radius of town why dont we. Then we can sit back and watch even more shops close down in the town. Then when its all boarded up, you people who think that this is a great idea will the moan and say why did the council allow this to happen.[/p][/quote]Sorry but Canal Head had everything to do with the turning down of the previous application. I seem to remember that council officers recommended acceptance for the Rugby Cliub site but it was turned down by the committee. The subsequent appeal was turned down on the basis that the town couldn't support two retail developments and the Council wanted Canal Head - even though a planning application hadn't been made on the site. Now we learn that retail development will not take place at Canal Head. The damage to the retail environment of the town centre has already been done by Asda and Morrisons and this development is not going to do any more, as it will be a battle for market share between the three of them. boris plasticmac

12:12pm Fri 13 Dec 13

vostock says...

Just behind the rugby club is sandy bottoms where the two rivers meet & also the flood plain which protects both Kendal & Burneside. The flooding there is set to increase with the extra houses being built around kendal (kendal is one big bowel) and with the water run off rate on hard surfaces,eg roofs, drives, carparks approx 10 fold that of green grass ? Building a supermarket there would be crazy. Also traffic going in to kendal regularly backs right up to white stiles, I now i have to get through it every day. Also for children & parents crossing/ commuting to school twice a day it gets more hazardous.
Its wrong when a town gets mapped out according to a developers wallet and not whats right for the people of kendal.
Just behind the rugby club is sandy bottoms where the two rivers meet & also the flood plain which protects both Kendal & Burneside. The flooding there is set to increase with the extra houses being built around kendal (kendal is one big bowel) and with the water run off rate on hard surfaces,eg roofs, drives, carparks approx 10 fold that of green grass ? Building a supermarket there would be crazy. Also traffic going in to kendal regularly backs right up to white stiles, I now i have to get through it every day. Also for children & parents crossing/ commuting to school twice a day it gets more hazardous. Its wrong when a town gets mapped out according to a developers wallet and not whats right for the people of kendal. vostock

4:07pm Fri 13 Dec 13

Local Angel says...

Here's an idea. . .
Why don't SLDC move their Lowther Street offices to a new development (for instance, the oxenholme plot for the rugby club), This can be paid for by a supermarket buying their lowther street plot which already has a multi-story and part of the money could be given to the rugby club to improve the Shap road facilities. In theory, it'll attract more customers into the town and offer more "free" parking.
Or let a supermarket pick a suitable area of the town centre and bid to buy every building in that zone, knock them down and build the mother of all supermarkets and keep all the local shops closer to each other.
Here's an idea. . . Why don't SLDC move their Lowther Street offices to a new development (for instance, the oxenholme plot for the rugby club), This can be paid for by a supermarket buying their lowther street plot which already has a multi-story and part of the money could be given to the rugby club to improve the Shap road facilities. In theory, it'll attract more customers into the town and offer more "free" parking. Or let a supermarket pick a suitable area of the town centre and bid to buy every building in that zone, knock them down and build the mother of all supermarkets and keep all the local shops closer to each other. Local Angel

4:59pm Fri 13 Dec 13

vostock says...

oceancloud wrote:
Moonbase wrote:
Seems to me someone is clutching at straws here.......Let's build another supermarket on a already congested road, in and out of town!
It is bad enough trying to get past QC school to go and shop, and on top of that, you have the debacle of the Sandylands development.
No thought of traffic whatsoever.
Kendal as is Ambleside dose not need more traffic congestion, as I have said before look at Euston Road in Morecambe......shock


ing..all because of a supermarket.
And what is it with the rugby club, will moving make it profitable or is it a ego thing to third and forth knuckle handshakers who don't want to put there hands in there deep pockets.
Either way, this shocking group of people in charge of whom I don't doubt were in charge of the K Village fiasco will undoubtedly do the town proud and make a complete nonsense of it all.
Merry Christmas
Not sure there is that much traffic entering the town via Shap Road. A supermarket at Canal Head would cause more traffic problems on Aynam Road with or without a new bridge. Why is the Sandylands development a debacle and why do you think that the people who run Kendal Rugby Club would dip into their own pockets which undoubtedly are no deeper than anyone else's. It has been known for many years that the Rugby Club facilities require a substantial amount spending to upgrade and this is a great opportunity to move to a purpose built facility not just for the club but for Kendal.
The traffic at various times of day backs up towards white stiles petrol station all the way from new rd. ref funding, I gather the rugby club pay people to play for them to lift there ratings. What ever happened to playing for you local club!
What's more it's ideally sited next to the A6 rather the coaches & cars trying to get up the narrow oxenholme rd out off town.
Kendal is going to end up like another Gretna Gateway outlet village & dead in the middle
[quote][p][bold]oceancloud[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Moonbase[/bold] wrote: Seems to me someone is clutching at straws here.......Let's build another supermarket on a already congested road, in and out of town! It is bad enough trying to get past QC school to go and shop, and on top of that, you have the debacle of the Sandylands development. No thought of traffic whatsoever. Kendal as is Ambleside dose not need more traffic congestion, as I have said before look at Euston Road in Morecambe......shock ing..all because of a supermarket. And what is it with the rugby club, will moving make it profitable or is it a ego thing to third and forth knuckle handshakers who don't want to put there hands in there deep pockets. Either way, this shocking group of people in charge of whom I don't doubt were in charge of the K Village fiasco will undoubtedly do the town proud and make a complete nonsense of it all. Merry Christmas[/p][/quote]Not sure there is that much traffic entering the town via Shap Road. A supermarket at Canal Head would cause more traffic problems on Aynam Road with or without a new bridge. Why is the Sandylands development a debacle and why do you think that the people who run Kendal Rugby Club would dip into their own pockets which undoubtedly are no deeper than anyone else's. It has been known for many years that the Rugby Club facilities require a substantial amount spending to upgrade and this is a great opportunity to move to a purpose built facility not just for the club but for Kendal.[/p][/quote]The traffic at various times of day backs up towards white stiles petrol station all the way from new rd. ref funding, I gather the rugby club pay people to play for them to lift there ratings. What ever happened to playing for you local club! What's more it's ideally sited next to the A6 rather the coaches & cars trying to get up the narrow oxenholme rd out off town. Kendal is going to end up like another Gretna Gateway outlet village & dead in the middle vostock

11:20pm Sun 15 Dec 13

taigum says...

moonbase, you hit the nail on the head!! The cronies at the rugby club really are so blinkered that they believe that this development will be the answer to there prayers!!! Id give them two years before club house shuts! Im almost boring myself now but ive said for years that that club and everyone associated with it need to have a good hard look at themselves. If its run in the same way as it has been, then its doomed before a ball is kicked. That said they wont get planning for sainsburys so its a dead duck anyway.
moonbase, you hit the nail on the head!! The cronies at the rugby club really are so blinkered that they believe that this development will be the answer to there prayers!!! Id give them two years before club house shuts! Im almost boring myself now but ive said for years that that club and everyone associated with it need to have a good hard look at themselves. If its run in the same way as it has been, then its doomed before a ball is kicked. That said they wont get planning for sainsburys so its a dead duck anyway. taigum

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