Over 1,000 residents and local traders signed a petition objecting the proposed development. So I’m absolutely delighted for all those who would have been adversely affected by living alongside the proposed Tesco store and that it has now been refused.
There are already problems with parking within the immediate area; these would have been aggravated and with many small, local businesses struggling to survive a national store on their doorstep, it would have made life more difficult and intensified those problems. The whole proposal was deemed detrimental to Wallasey Village.
However, the applicant does have the right of appeal, if they do, I will update this site regularly.
The reasons for refusal are:
- The scale, siting and design of the proposal is considered unacceptable in that it will form an overbearing structure that would be detrimental to the amenities of neighbouring properties and the character of the area. The proposal is contrary to policy SH6 Development Within Primarily Commercial Areas of the adopted Wirral Unitary Development Plan and the National Planning Policy Framework.
- The scale, design and siting of the proposed building within the street scene is considered to form an alien feature which would be detrimental to the character of Wallasey Village. The proposal is contrary to policy SH6 Development Within Primarily Commercial Areas of the adopted Wirral Unitary Development Plan and the National Planning Policy Framework.