Asda's extension plan for Wirral store blocked

Asda's extension plan for Wirral store blocked

Asda's extension plan for Wirral store blocked

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by , Geoff Barnes

RESIDENTS have won their fight to block Asda plans to extend operations at a Wirral store.

Householders living near to the superstore giant's Liscard complex objected to the proposals claiming they were already affected by substantial noise from the Asda car park.

They also said they suffered noise and disturbance during the night from slamming doors, car stereo music and car alarms.

Asda wanted  to increase Monday to Saturday trading hours by three hours – from 6am to 11pm. Existing opening hours are from 8am to 10pm.

Planners recommended approval for the application but Wirral planning committee vetoed the move after studying residents' objections.

Cllr Leah Fraser, who spoke for residents at the planning meeting, said: "Residents have suffered enough over the years with noise from the constant slamming of car doors, car lights shining through windows and general disturbance.

"Asda is unusual in that it is situated in a highly residential area, so they must be considerate to their neighbours and the impact their actions have on those living close by.

"I've been asked to meet with the manager of Asda to discuss the problems residents are experiencing. I am happy to meet him and will be asking residents to attend as well."

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7:06pm Sun 24 Feb 13

red devil says...

ASDA should have built 'out of town' - there is no room for this in Liscard nor its accompanying bedlam from 'cruisers' and mobile ghetto blasters.
ASDA should have built 'out of town' - there is no room for this in Liscard nor its accompanying bedlam from 'cruisers' and mobile ghetto blasters. red devil
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6:27pm Mon 25 Feb 13

Positive thinker says...

Asda should have built out of town,what a moron
Asda should have built out of town,what a moron Positive thinker
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6:27pm Mon 25 Feb 13

Positive thinker says...

Asda should have built out of town,what a moron
Asda should have built out of town,what a moron Positive thinker
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6:27pm Mon 25 Feb 13

Positive thinker says...

Asda should have built out of town,what a moron
Asda should have built out of town,what a moron Positive thinker
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12:52pm Tue 26 Feb 13

King Tut says...

ASDA Liscard was not built by ASDA, it was a Gateway store that was built on the site of the old Seaview Road Bus Depot, Gateway was then brought by ASDA.
ASDA Liscard was not built by ASDA, it was a Gateway store that was built on the site of the old Seaview Road Bus Depot, Gateway was then brought by ASDA. King Tut
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8:28pm Wed 27 Feb 13

bickyboy says...

The opening of the Morrisons store in New Brighton must have hit the Wallasey Asda hard, so the proposal to extend opening hours was probably an attempt to address that issue.

Good to see that for once, people power has triumphed.
The opening of the Morrisons store in New Brighton must have hit the Wallasey Asda hard, so the proposal to extend opening hours was probably an attempt to address that issue. Good to see that for once, people power has triumphed. bickyboy
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10:42am Fri 1 Mar 13

Nigrette says...

And what about those of us who would rather it be open late hours?

Screw the neighbours, if they don't like it then move!!!

There will always be noise due to the 24hr ATMs dohhh!
And what about those of us who would rather it be open late hours? Screw the neighbours, if they don't like it then move!!! There will always be noise due to the 24hr ATMs dohhh! Nigrette
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