Monday, 1 October 2012

Pugh:Online petition to save Southport town centre

If they let Sainsbury’s go, Marks & Spencers could be next...

MP John Pugh has vowed to campaign against any proposals launched by Sainsbury’s, arguing such a move would have “dire consequences” for the town centre.

Earlier this week, the Visiter revealed draft plans for a huge Sainsbury’s store at Meols Cop Retail Park. Sainsbury’s is expected to apply for planning permission for the scheme – which would be built on the current Homebase site – next month. While there is no suggestion Sainsbury’s would pull out of its Lord Street store, should the plans be given the green light, fears a new Sainsbury’s in Kew would eventually lead to its closure resonated among retailers and politicians

MP John Pugh has also stated he is not against the expansion of Sainsbury’s – but that it should be encouraged to take place in the town centre, citing the former Morrisons store on Tulketh Street as a potential venue. He is planning to launch an online petition against the Sainsbury’s Kew plans, which can be signed at:

Sign the petition here

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