Plans Approved for New Food Store in St Helens
St Helens’ Metropolitan Borough Council has approved plans for a new 2867 sq m foodstore for the town, following submission of an outline planning application by Manchester based HOW Planning.
Acting on behalf of Preston based Maple Grove Developments, HOW Planning provided planning advice for the edge of centre development, which is located between St Helens town centre and Fingerpost local centre.
The brownfield site, which sits between Atlas Street and Parr Street currently houses a number of old industrial units and car parking with vacant scrubland to the north. HOW has worked with The Harris Partnership to create an attractive new retail opportunity which will provide a complimentary main food shop to the existing Fingerpost Local Centre in what is a predominantly residential area.
Says Keith Jones, Associate at HOW Planning: “Maple Grove Developments are committed to delivering a well thought out, contemporary and strategic retail development, which will significantly enhance an outdated site and strengthen connectivity to the neighbouring area”
This new development will transform an underused site which currently brings no benefit to St Helens and the local community. The flexibility of an outline consent in such a prominent location is attracting interest from a number of retailers who will compliment and support the Fingerpost Local Centre whilst delivering a new gateway development for St Helens.