Shipley supermarket fight will start in public

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: An artist’s impression of the supermarket planned for the Otley Road site An artist’s impression of the supermarket planned for the Otley Road site

The three-way battle to build a new supermarket in Shipley will be fought out in the public arena of the town’s library tomorrow and on Friday.

Councillors at the special meeting of Bradford’s Regulatory and Appeals committee are destined to choose between proposals by developers GMI for Crossley Evans recycling site on Otley Road, Morrisons’ plans for Crag Road and shopfitting firm Cardinal’s hopes for Airedale Mills on Salts Mill Road. Members of the committee will see for themselves during site visits scheduled for Friday morning Planning officers have already come down in favour of the GMI ‘Shipley Link’ development for the Crossley Evans site – an area of land which is described in their report as a “blight” on Shipley. It also offers the highest number of possible new jobs, is the closest to the town centre and is recommended for approval.

But there has been local opposition with petitions against the loss of the 100-year-old recycling business, which ‘already provides real jobs’.

However, landowners Network Rail and DB Shenker Rail (UK) have now formally ended Crossley Evans’ lease and want the firm to move out by April.

A year ago an application was lodged for a superstore at the site of Cardinal Shop Fitters based at Airedale Mills.

The company wants to relocate and says the development would safeguard 150 jobs. And in September supermarket giant Morrisons, together with Skipton properties entered the fray with their scheme for the ‘Shipley Exchange’ to be built along Crag Road, Windhill. This £40 million project would include a new supermarket, petrol station, access improvements to Shipley rail station and 101 new homes.

The meeting was due to begin at 10.30am tomorrow in the Meeting Room, Shipley Library and at 2pm on Friday.

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11:40am Wed 18 Dec 13

June Oh says...

"landowners Network Rail and DB Shenker Rail (UK) have now formally ended Crossley Evans’ lease and want the firm to move out by April."
End of story they want him out, so lets get on and build the Tesco (?).
"landowners Network Rail and DB Shenker Rail (UK) have now formally ended Crossley Evans’ lease and want the firm to move out by April." End of story they want him out, so lets get on and build the Tesco (?). June Oh

1:12pm Wed 18 Dec 13

shipleyneighbour says...

What utter tosh that artists impression is! Otley Road is incredibly busy and the additional traffic the supermarket will create won't help that!
I am a neighbour of the site and I want Crossley Evans to stay. It is not a "blight" on Shipley. This development would be a "blight" both through traffic and destruction of Shipley Town Centre.
What utter tosh that artists impression is! Otley Road is incredibly busy and the additional traffic the supermarket will create won't help that! I am a neighbour of the site and I want Crossley Evans to stay. It is not a "blight" on Shipley. This development would be a "blight" both through traffic and destruction of Shipley Town Centre. shipleyneighbour

1:18pm Wed 18 Dec 13

June Oh says...

shipleyneighbour wrote:
What utter tosh that artists impression is! Otley Road is incredibly busy and the additional traffic the supermarket will create won't help that!
I am a neighbour of the site and I want Crossley Evans to stay. It is not a "blight" on Shipley. This development would be a "blight" both through traffic and destruction of Shipley Town Centre.
The landowners want Crossley out so you should blame them not the development, surely if no development then just another "Westfield" will result.
[quote][p][bold]shipleyneighbour[/bold] wrote: What utter tosh that artists impression is! Otley Road is incredibly busy and the additional traffic the supermarket will create won't help that! I am a neighbour of the site and I want Crossley Evans to stay. It is not a "blight" on Shipley. This development would be a "blight" both through traffic and destruction of Shipley Town Centre.[/p][/quote]The landowners want Crossley out so you should blame them not the development, surely if no development then just another "Westfield" will result. June Oh

1:56pm Wed 18 Dec 13

Albion. says...

June Oh wrote:
shipleyneighbour wrote:
What utter tosh that artists impression is! Otley Road is incredibly busy and the additional traffic the supermarket will create won't help that!
I am a neighbour of the site and I want Crossley Evans to stay. It is not a "blight" on Shipley. This development would be a "blight" both through traffic and destruction of Shipley Town Centre.
The landowners want Crossley out so you should blame them not the development, surely if no development then just another "Westfield" will result.
The land owners have doubtlessly been offered an inflated fee to do that. If that particular development was refused they would be deeply in love with Crossley's again. It's very suspicious how the council have supported that particular development from the off, even though the Morrison's one offers so much more. Personally I would build BOTH the other two and leave Crossley's where they are.... ..But then, the only envelopes I have received contained cards (yes really!) and weren't coloured brown.
[quote][p][bold]June Oh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]shipleyneighbour[/bold] wrote: What utter tosh that artists impression is! Otley Road is incredibly busy and the additional traffic the supermarket will create won't help that! I am a neighbour of the site and I want Crossley Evans to stay. It is not a "blight" on Shipley. This development would be a "blight" both through traffic and destruction of Shipley Town Centre.[/p][/quote]The landowners want Crossley out so you should blame them not the development, surely if no development then just another "Westfield" will result.[/p][/quote]The land owners have doubtlessly been offered an inflated fee to do that. If that particular development was refused they would be deeply in love with Crossley's again. It's very suspicious how the council have supported that particular development from the off, even though the Morrison's one offers so much more. Personally I would build BOTH the other two and leave Crossley's where they are.... ..But then, the only envelopes I have received contained cards (yes really!) and weren't coloured brown. Albion.

2:00pm Wed 18 Dec 13

Joedavid says...

Albion. wrote:
June Oh wrote:
shipleyneighbour wrote:
What utter tosh that artists impression is! Otley Road is incredibly busy and the additional traffic the supermarket will create won't help that!
I am a neighbour of the site and I want Crossley Evans to stay. It is not a "blight" on Shipley. This development would be a "blight" both through traffic and destruction of Shipley Town Centre.
The landowners want Crossley out so you should blame them not the development, surely if no development then just another "Westfield" will result.
The land owners have doubtlessly been offered an inflated fee to do that. If that particular development was refused they would be deeply in love with Crossley's again. It's very suspicious how the council have supported that particular development from the off, even though the Morrison's one offers so much more. Personally I would build BOTH the other two and leave Crossley's where they are.... ..But then, the only envelopes I have received contained cards (yes really!) and weren't coloured brown.
Do you think Morrisons can afford to build it?
I'm worried they acting like other supermarkets and just doing it to stop others, big example is Sainsburys and Bingley.
[quote][p][bold]Albion.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]June Oh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]shipleyneighbour[/bold] wrote: What utter tosh that artists impression is! Otley Road is incredibly busy and the additional traffic the supermarket will create won't help that! I am a neighbour of the site and I want Crossley Evans to stay. It is not a "blight" on Shipley. This development would be a "blight" both through traffic and destruction of Shipley Town Centre.[/p][/quote]The landowners want Crossley out so you should blame them not the development, surely if no development then just another "Westfield" will result.[/p][/quote]The land owners have doubtlessly been offered an inflated fee to do that. If that particular development was refused they would be deeply in love with Crossley's again. It's very suspicious how the council have supported that particular development from the off, even though the Morrison's one offers so much more. Personally I would build BOTH the other two and leave Crossley's where they are.... ..But then, the only envelopes I have received contained cards (yes really!) and weren't coloured brown.[/p][/quote]Do you think Morrisons can afford to build it? I'm worried they acting like other supermarkets and just doing it to stop others, big example is Sainsburys and Bingley. Joedavid

2:05pm Wed 18 Dec 13

Albion. says...

Joedavid wrote:
Albion. wrote:
June Oh wrote:
shipleyneighbour wrote:
What utter tosh that artists impression is! Otley Road is incredibly busy and the additional traffic the supermarket will create won't help that!
I am a neighbour of the site and I want Crossley Evans to stay. It is not a "blight" on Shipley. This development would be a "blight" both through traffic and destruction of Shipley Town Centre.
The landowners want Crossley out so you should blame them not the development, surely if no development then just another "Westfield" will result.
The land owners have doubtlessly been offered an inflated fee to do that. If that particular development was refused they would be deeply in love with Crossley's again. It's very suspicious how the council have supported that particular development from the off, even though the Morrison's one offers so much more. Personally I would build BOTH the other two and leave Crossley's where they are.... ..But then, the only envelopes I have received contained cards (yes really!) and weren't coloured brown.
Do you think Morrisons can afford to build it?
I'm worried they acting like other supermarkets and just doing it to stop others, big example is Sainsburys and Bingley.
I think they will have partners on board, such as those who will build and sell the housing on their site. We don't actually know that ANY of them will have the finances in place to complete the deal, that is up to the council to ensure! .. ..Stop laughing!
[quote][p][bold]Joedavid[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]June Oh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]shipleyneighbour[/bold] wrote: What utter tosh that artists impression is! Otley Road is incredibly busy and the additional traffic the supermarket will create won't help that! I am a neighbour of the site and I want Crossley Evans to stay. It is not a "blight" on Shipley. This development would be a "blight" both through traffic and destruction of Shipley Town Centre.[/p][/quote]The landowners want Crossley out so you should blame them not the development, surely if no development then just another "Westfield" will result.[/p][/quote]The land owners have doubtlessly been offered an inflated fee to do that. If that particular development was refused they would be deeply in love with Crossley's again. It's very suspicious how the council have supported that particular development from the off, even though the Morrison's one offers so much more. Personally I would build BOTH the other two and leave Crossley's where they are.... ..But then, the only envelopes I have received contained cards (yes really!) and weren't coloured brown.[/p][/quote]Do you think Morrisons can afford to build it? I'm worried they acting like other supermarkets and just doing it to stop others, big example is Sainsburys and Bingley.[/p][/quote]I think they will have partners on board, such as those who will build and sell the housing on their site. We don't actually know that ANY of them will have the finances in place to complete the deal, that is up to the council to ensure! .. ..Stop laughing! Albion.

3:15pm Wed 18 Dec 13

RollandSmoke says...

Is the "Artists" impression based on the proposed architectural design because someone is leaving me feeling uninspired?. If these developers made more effort to be asthetically pleasing they may win more support. Once whatever is built is there it's likely to be there a long time. They need to be bringing more to Shipley than their business presence and lots of traffic problems. We need to remember that it is us that have something they want. We need to ensure it is us that get the best deal. There is competition. Our opportunity to improve Shipley has never been so great. Personally I find Crossley Evans an interesting place the machinery and the twisted metal. I find it a lot more inspiring than a big warehouse type building with a supermarket logo banged on the front. It's no good if the people the supermarkets draw to Shipley have come to buy everything they need in one store before going home again.
Is the "Artists" impression based on the proposed architectural design because someone is leaving me feeling uninspired?. If these developers made more effort to be asthetically pleasing they may win more support. Once whatever is built is there it's likely to be there a long time. They need to be bringing more to Shipley than their business presence and lots of traffic problems. We need to remember that it is us that have something they want. We need to ensure it is us that get the best deal. There is competition. Our opportunity to improve Shipley has never been so great. Personally I find Crossley Evans an interesting place the machinery and the twisted metal. I find it a lot more inspiring than a big warehouse type building with a supermarket logo banged on the front. It's no good if the people the supermarkets draw to Shipley have come to buy everything they need in one store before going home again. RollandSmoke

6:51pm Wed 18 Dec 13

thatsnotmyname says...

shipleyneighbour wrote:
What utter tosh that artists impression is! Otley Road is incredibly busy and the additional traffic the supermarket will create won't help that!
I am a neighbour of the site and I want Crossley Evans to stay. It is not a "blight" on Shipley. This development would be a "blight" both through traffic and destruction of Shipley Town Centre.
Im a neighbour of the site and want it redeveloping. Sick of the clanging and the state of the place. In my opinion it is a blight, and my next door neighbours agree.

Also will give asda a run for their money as the seem to charge whatever they want for food at the moment.
[quote][p][bold]shipleyneighbour[/bold] wrote: What utter tosh that artists impression is! Otley Road is incredibly busy and the additional traffic the supermarket will create won't help that! I am a neighbour of the site and I want Crossley Evans to stay. It is not a "blight" on Shipley. This development would be a "blight" both through traffic and destruction of Shipley Town Centre.[/p][/quote]Im a neighbour of the site and want it redeveloping. Sick of the clanging and the state of the place. In my opinion it is a blight, and my next door neighbours agree. Also will give asda a run for their money as the seem to charge whatever they want for food at the moment. thatsnotmyname

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