Councillors choose Morrisons for new supermarket in Shipley

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Bradford-based supermarket group Morrisons has won a three-way battle to build a new supermarket in Shipley.

Bradford councillors today approved the company’s application, submitted in accordance with Skipton Properties, for a superstore, petrol station, business units and 101 houses off Crag Road.

The decision was made at a special two-day meeting of the Council’s regulatory and appeals committee but it is subject to conditions and Government ratification.

Two other applications by Cardinal Shop Fitters, based at Airedale Mills, and GMI, which wanted to redevelop the site occupied by recycling firm, Crossley Evans, were rejected by councillors.

The committee’s decision was greeted with cheers and applause by members of the public gathered in Shipley Library.

Afterwards, Brian Verity, managing director of Skipton Properties, said the scheme, called Shipley Exchange, was “the start of a new era for town”.

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4:26pm Fri 20 Dec 13

bunnyson says...

In the end common sense prevailed, jobs were preserved and an area of Shipley that requires improving is now to be redeveloped, with much needed housing as well as the supermarket. Well done Bradford Councillors for ignoring some very spurious objections to the Morrisons site including one that said by moving Carnegie Library, it would help destroy the entrance to the World heritage site Saltaire!!!
In the end common sense prevailed, jobs were preserved and an area of Shipley that requires improving is now to be redeveloped, with much needed housing as well as the supermarket. Well done Bradford Councillors for ignoring some very spurious objections to the Morrisons site including one that said by moving Carnegie Library, it would help destroy the entrance to the World heritage site Saltaire!!! bunnyson

4:47pm Fri 20 Dec 13

Albion. says...

Astonishing! Just what the majority wanted. Presumably the notice to quit that was issued to Crossley's is now withdrawn?
Astonishing! Just what the majority wanted. Presumably the notice to quit that was issued to Crossley's is now withdrawn? Albion.

4:51pm Fri 20 Dec 13

vikksy says...

I suppose they know what they are doing, but, with another cheaper supermarket over the road it will be a risk.
I suppose they know what they are doing, but, with another cheaper supermarket over the road it will be a risk. vikksy

4:58pm Fri 20 Dec 13

collos25 says...

Another overpriced shop selling second rate goods and employing people on minimum wage just what Shipley needs.
Another overpriced shop selling second rate goods and employing people on minimum wage just what Shipley needs. collos25

5:26pm Fri 20 Dec 13

we'recitynotbradford says...

Good that Crossley's jobs retained - hopefully they will expand now.
Good that Morrison's will regenerate that area of Shipley
Bad that we've probably lost the route for the Shipley Eastern Link road
Hopefully Cardinal can find a way to keep their jobs in the area
The councillors had a difficult decision to make here... it's probably not the perfect outcome but on the whole seems to be a decent decision.
Good that Crossley's jobs retained - hopefully they will expand now. Good that Morrison's will regenerate that area of Shipley Bad that we've probably lost the route for the Shipley Eastern Link road Hopefully Cardinal can find a way to keep their jobs in the area The councillors had a difficult decision to make here... it's probably not the perfect outcome but on the whole seems to be a decent decision. we'recitynotbradford

5:39pm Fri 20 Dec 13

tinytoonster says...

fantastic news!
local supermarket for local people.
so brown envelopes fail for a change!
fantastic news! local supermarket for local people. so brown envelopes fail for a change! tinytoonster

6:02pm Fri 20 Dec 13

freespeech says...

Brilliant news, at least I don't have to travel as far to shop, I voted for morrisons years ago when Asda won the bid, I hope them every success, at least it will be less money going to Asda and thus Wal-Mart, keep our money in the UK.
Brilliant news, at least I don't have to travel as far to shop, I voted for morrisons years ago when Asda won the bid, I hope them every success, at least it will be less money going to Asda and thus Wal-Mart, keep our money in the UK. freespeech

6:21pm Fri 20 Dec 13

collos25 says...

tinytoonster wrote:
fantastic news! local supermarket for local people. so brown envelopes fail for a change!
I would have thought the exact oppisite the winners provided the biggest envelopes.
[quote][p][bold]tinytoonster[/bold] wrote: fantastic news! local supermarket for local people. so brown envelopes fail for a change![/p][/quote]I would have thought the exact oppisite the winners provided the biggest envelopes. collos25

6:45pm Fri 20 Dec 13

Albion. says...

collos25 wrote:
tinytoonster wrote:
fantastic news! local supermarket for local people. so brown envelopes fail for a change!
I would have thought the exact oppisite the winners provided the biggest envelopes.
The winners provided the best case. Look at the poll, look at the other comments, look at all the thumbs down on all the moaning posts that you deposit here.
[quote][p][bold]collos25[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tinytoonster[/bold] wrote: fantastic news! local supermarket for local people. so brown envelopes fail for a change![/p][/quote]I would have thought the exact oppisite the winners provided the biggest envelopes.[/p][/quote]The winners provided the best case. Look at the poll, look at the other comments, look at all the thumbs down on all the moaning posts that you deposit here. Albion.

8:47pm Fri 20 Dec 13

Mik_e says...

Be interesting when the nearby beck floods again.
Be interesting when the nearby beck floods again. Mik_e

9:35pm Fri 20 Dec 13

Victor Clayton says...

Good one
Good one Victor Clayton

10:20pm Fri 20 Dec 13

spinnekop says...

Albion. wrote:
Astonishing! Just what the majority wanted. Presumably the notice to quit that was issued to Crossley's is now withdrawn?
Sense prevails. A rare thing with BMBC
[quote][p][bold]Albion.[/bold] wrote: Astonishing! Just what the majority wanted. Presumably the notice to quit that was issued to Crossley's is now withdrawn?[/p][/quote]Sense prevails. A rare thing with BMBC spinnekop

10:55pm Fri 20 Dec 13

bunnyson says...

we'recitynotbradford wrote:
Good that Crossley's jobs retained - hopefully they will expand now.
Good that Morrison's will regenerate that area of Shipley
Bad that we've probably lost the route for the Shipley Eastern Link road
Hopefully Cardinal can find a way to keep their jobs in the area
The councillors had a difficult decision to make here... it's probably not the perfect outcome but on the whole seems to be a decent decision.
Provision has been made for both the proposed Eastern By Pass and the Bradford Canal in the decision. It will make the Dockfield Road area more attractive also, bringing them closer to the shops. Perhaps they could have a bus service next!
[quote][p][bold]we'recitynotbradford[/bold] wrote: Good that Crossley's jobs retained - hopefully they will expand now. Good that Morrison's will regenerate that area of Shipley Bad that we've probably lost the route for the Shipley Eastern Link road Hopefully Cardinal can find a way to keep their jobs in the area The councillors had a difficult decision to make here... it's probably not the perfect outcome but on the whole seems to be a decent decision.[/p][/quote]Provision has been made for both the proposed Eastern By Pass and the Bradford Canal in the decision. It will make the Dockfield Road area more attractive also, bringing them closer to the shops. Perhaps they could have a bus service next! bunnyson

8:37am Sat 21 Dec 13

Saltaire Bantam says...

bunnyson wrote:
we'recitynotbradford wrote:
Good that Crossley's jobs retained - hopefully they will expand now.
Good that Morrison's will regenerate that area of Shipley
Bad that we've probably lost the route for the Shipley Eastern Link road
Hopefully Cardinal can find a way to keep their jobs in the area
The councillors had a difficult decision to make here... it's probably not the perfect outcome but on the whole seems to be a decent decision.
Provision has been made for both the proposed Eastern By Pass and the Bradford Canal in the decision. It will make the Dockfield Road area more attractive also, bringing them closer to the shops. Perhaps they could have a bus service next!
Please can you tell me how there will be a Shipley Eastern Link Road after the supermarket has been built?
[quote][p][bold]bunnyson[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]we'recitynotbradford[/bold] wrote: Good that Crossley's jobs retained - hopefully they will expand now. Good that Morrison's will regenerate that area of Shipley Bad that we've probably lost the route for the Shipley Eastern Link road Hopefully Cardinal can find a way to keep their jobs in the area The councillors had a difficult decision to make here... it's probably not the perfect outcome but on the whole seems to be a decent decision.[/p][/quote]Provision has been made for both the proposed Eastern By Pass and the Bradford Canal in the decision. It will make the Dockfield Road area more attractive also, bringing them closer to the shops. Perhaps they could have a bus service next![/p][/quote]Please can you tell me how there will be a Shipley Eastern Link Road after the supermarket has been built? Saltaire Bantam

8:52am Tue 24 Dec 13

Shipleyvegas says...

Mik_e wrote:
Be interesting when the nearby beck floods again.
Part of the proposals are to improve that stretch of the beck to deal with exactly this
[quote][p][bold]Mik_e[/bold] wrote: Be interesting when the nearby beck floods again.[/p][/quote]Part of the proposals are to improve that stretch of the beck to deal with exactly this Shipleyvegas

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