Members of the Norwich Conservatives have been out-and-about urging local people to have their say on a planning application for a new ASDA store on Hall Road, Norwich. Eaton Conservatives, led by Antony Little, and Town Close Conservatives, led by Barry Cochrane, have been knocking on doors to find out views and dropping letters telling people how to have their say.
Town Close Conservatives newsletter editor, Barry Cochrane said: "We are writing to make local people aware that ASDA have now submitted an application for a new store to be built on the Harford Place site at Hall Road. This is the area of land between Hall Road, Sandy Lane and Bessimer Road.
ASDA say their plans would regenerate the site as a whole. The proposals include a new ASDA store, along with a selection of smaller retail units, enterprise business units, a pub, a gym, a public square and a community building. This is a massive development and we are keen that it isn't just nodded through but that local people have their say. From our work on the doorstep few people know much about this and it is important they are kept up to date."
Speaking about potential concerns about the scheme, Eaton Conservative campaigner Antony Little commented, "I have been in contact with ASDA and they have confirmed that the main entrance will be on Sandy Lane which could put some pressure on the Sandy Lane / Hall Road junction traffic lights and the Lakenham Road roundabout. We have raised some concerns about traffic levels and express views of local people. I am continuing to talk to ASDA about this development and urge any residents who wish to ask questions, support the plans or raise objects to get in touch."