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Do you want to see Primark come to Carlisle?

Yes, any new shop is a blessing at the moment (76%)
No, we should be trying to attract trendy independent retailers (24%)

Total Vote Count 365

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Jim. Is not the Tesco v Council seemingly ongoing attempts in trying to revert their decision of 2007. I believe the council rightly prefer that the Morton site is preferable to Tesco than the Viaduct. Is it not true, the council want them to stay where they are in the town, instead of moving? It's not rocket science too know the pickle their planning acceptances will create in allowing two major supermarket stores, as almost bidding neighbours. The obvious traffic grid locks has already been foreseen. Yes, they have long-term vision but not in regard Rickergate residents blocking their purchase of property and what was, or still is a council owned Italian restaurant. Was not a new Central Plaza Hotel planned in this area? Go a bit further back and the lanes was planned prior to WW2. That is long-term vision that at least was fruitful which made the city a superb regional shopping area, although loss of many local established shops, some that could not afford new rents. As previously mentioned the three separate buildings of Hotel, Tesco (if they move) and Chapmans would be a opportunity to extend the shopping centre within it's present environment, even linking onto city carparks (via a lift ...) via rear present derelict (name?) lanes, aside Bush Brow.

The vision of a new 'Her Majesty's Theatre' (the old one was demolished) is still perhaps also a dream not planned despite attempts by many in wanting the former ABC Cinema of the Lonsdale. West Cumbria's Rosehill Theatre recently got, was it something like 2 million.... ? Primark remains a vision with it being used now as a tool for voting....... Thanks, Jim for prompting me further on this topic. I'm, keeping up in the queue at the Carlisle City Picture House (it was demolished for a favourable store) for the present all action showing.

Posted by Roy on 2 April 2012 at 21:22

Roy you said: "If Carlisle Council had any vision of long-term planning they would have let Tesco move to the Viaduct"

Tescos have planning permission for the viaduct site, they got in 2007.

Do keep up.

Posted by Jim on 2 April 2012 at 13:10

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