6 football pitches! The area of Manchester City’s pitch is 8,816 sq m. The gross area of Tesco Portwood store, the gross area, not the sales area, is 11,095sq m. ie 1.25 the times of a football pitch. “Belly” is entirely right about the potential nature of the store and there can be little doubt that any store to be built would be significantly smaller that a football pitch. There is, of course, the car park as well but if, as Maria says, the development including the car park has to be within the footprint of the existing buildings it will be compact.
If Lisa is right and there is potential for easing of restrictions and enlarged development in the future that is only likely to happen if the store is a success and its support by people in Marple and surrounding areas is established.
Part of this post has been removed as it covers another topic and has also been posted the relevant thread. Admin.