A6 superstore developers go to appeal

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A DEVELOPER has lodged an appeal to the Planning Inspectorate following Lancaster City Council’s decision last month to refuse outline permission for a £23m supermarket and hotel off Scotforth Road.

Commercial Estates Projects claimed its proposals could deliver 550 new jobs and said it was “still very committed” to the scheme.

City council planners rejected it because of concerns over design, trees, local traffic and the potential impact on other proposed developments including Lancaster Science Park.

Steve McBurney, from CEP, said: “We’re extremely disappointed by the council’s decision, which follows two years of hard work. This was a robust application which, in our view, addressed all areas of concern including highways.”

See the Lancaster Guardian (23-06-11) for full story.