U-turn clears way for large Bridge retail unit
Friday 15th February 2013, 12:00PM GMT.
ANOTHER major retailer could open on the Bridge, and provide competition to Leale’s Yard, after a planning appeals tribunal overturned a decision by the Environment Department.
The application could see part of the 3,400sq. m. Newlands Data Centre on Lowlands industrial estate converted from light industrial to retail, against the advice of planners.
A retailer would now be allowed to use 544sq. m. of the site, in addition to 27 parking spaces.
Iceland had initially intended to take the site – just a few hundred metres from the Bridge – but talks fell through.
Now many Bridge shop owners are excited by the possibility of another major retailer setting up in the north of the island.
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