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« on: July 03, 2012, 08:01:30 PM »

Andrew Hubert of CAMSFC has asked if this statement and two communications that are being distributed to Marple Residents can be placed on the web site:

“The College and ASDA will hold a two day public exhibition on Friday 06th and Saturday 07th July. This will allow the public to view and comment on the proposals for the developments at Hibbert Lane and Buxton Lane. The times of the exhibitions will be 10am -8 pm on the Friday and 10am to 5pm on the Saturday. The venue will be in the Dance Studio of the Buxton Lane building . This will be accessible by a door directly into the room which is off the side of the building facing the playing fields and will be sign posted on the day. There will be no access through the main College building or reception. On Friday 06th there will be no available car parking on the site until after 5pm but there will be limited car parking available on the Saturday”

One of the attachments is the college's leaflet that has been posted already but the other is a similar document showing Adsa's plans, which will be the first time many of you have seen them.


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« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2012, 08:40:01 PM »

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« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2012, 09:28:08 PM »

I note they don't indicate the the opening hours of the proposed supermarket. A late-night opening store that close to houses would not improve the residents quality of life. Hope they sell cheap earplugs. Also the feedback questions are very selective - e.g. "would it reduce car journeys out of town for weekly shopping"  ... possibly yes. But where is "would it increase journeys into town by non-residents" ... probably yes too! These WalMart characters are extremely cunning.
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« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2012, 09:57:52 PM »

In the ASDA document, it states that it will be "slightly" bigger than the Co-op.
25,000 sq ft sales area as opposed to 17,000 sq ft.
My maths isn't brilliant but that is just less than 50% bigger, so a bit more than slightly bigger.

The questionnaire on the back is an embarrassment. 

For Example.

5 Would the residents have of Marple like cheaper petrol ? No we would like it more expensive if possible please, at least £1.50 a Litre.

6. Asda will safe guard the open space. They have no choice in that do they?               

There is no mention of a Pharmacy as mentioned in previous posts.

I have posted my comments regarding the "alleged" reduction traffic on more than one occasion.
Asda say they only think it will reduce traffic!!!I still disagree.

"Local towns have thrived when a new supermarket has been built".

Bredbury hasn't thrived since Morrisons was built, Bredbury has no centre, there is just more Traffic Jams which are caused by people driving through it partly to get to & from Morrisons.
Hyde, since Asda was built there, the market has nearly vanished and many more smaller shops have closed
or become fast food places.

I honestly don't think we need another supermarket, maybe the ideal solution would be that Asda would take over the Co-op site ?

Admittedly I am biased given where I live, with both the expansion of Buxton and the "proposed" Asda
have I believe give a negative effect on my neighbourhood.

The New Supermarket is a convenience and not a necessity, it does not mean our quality of life will improve or our town will be a better place to live.
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« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2012, 10:39:57 PM »

I am not the only person who lives in the immediate vicinity who did not get a copy of ASDA's leaflet.  Coincidence? I think not. 

After 10 years the 'open space' can be built on.  I know let's have a KFC etc and have a nice little retail park on there?  Improve Marple? You must be joking.


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« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2012, 10:42:28 PM »

I am not the only person who lives in the immediate vicinity who did not get a copy of ASDA's leaflet.  Coincidence? I think not.  

After 10 years the 'open space' can be built on.  I know let's have a KFC etc and have a nice little retail park on there?  Improve Marple? You must be joking.

No Leaflets in the Buxton Lane Area!!!

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« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2012, 10:47:46 PM »

I am not the only person who lives in the immediate vicinity who did not get a copy of ASDA's leaflet.  Coincidence? I think not.  

After 10 years the 'open space' can be built on.  I know let's have a KFC etc and have a nice little retail park on there?  Improve Marple? You must be joking.




I understand that view,but something has to be done to Marples shopping experience. It cannot be left as it is as it would continue to die just as if ASDAs presence would make it die. But overpriced local traders, with extremly poor customer service opening only when they feel like it are doing nothing for Marple either.
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« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2012, 10:49:30 PM »

I am not the only person who lives in the immediate vicinity who did not get a copy of ASDA's leaflet.  Coincidence? I think not.  

After 10 years the 'open space' can be built on.  I know let's have a KFC etc and have a nice little retail park on there?  Improve Marple? You must be joking.




I understand that view,but something has to be done to Marples shopping experience. It cannot be left as it is as it would continue to die just as if ASDAs presence would make it die. But overpriced local traders, with extremly poor customer service opening only when they feel like it are doing nothing for Marple either.

Agreed but I do not think this is the answer.  The Marple Business Forum could do with reviewing the issues you raise such as opening hours and service etc.
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« Reply #8 on: July 03, 2012, 10:50:03 PM »

This may be a stupid question  Huh  But why can we not park on the car park at Buxton lane on those dates ?   
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« Reply #9 on: July 03, 2012, 11:44:28 PM »

I am not the only person who lives in the immediate vicinity who did not get a copy of ASDA's leaflet.  Coincidence? I think not.  

After 10 years the 'open space' can be built on.  I know let's have a KFC etc and have a nice little retail park on there?  Improve Marple? You must be joking.


We didn't, Maria

Whilst I've felt MiA has been all hot air so far, now is the time for a constructive questonaire to counter the Asda one.

It will kill the town centre,
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« Reply #10 on: July 03, 2012, 11:51:21 PM »

I am not the only person who lives in the immediate vicinity who did not get a copy of ASDA's leaflet.  Coincidence? I think not.  

After 10 years the 'open space' can be built on.  I know let's have a KFC etc and have a nice little retail park on there?  Improve Marple? You must be joking.
I understand that view,but something has to be done to Marples shopping experience. It cannot be left as it is as it would continue to die just as if ASDAs presence would make it die. But overpriced local traders, with extremly poor customer service opening only when they feel like it are doing nothing for Marple either.

I don't see that argument, are the shops overpriced? We have two greengrocers, both sell better stuff than the supermarket and in most cases cheaper. Fish is far fresher from the guy next to the pub and no more expensive. The butcher is cheaper than supermarkets and better, Iceland is cheaper than Asda & for all the moans, the coop is OK.

I do think the shops should arrange a late night between them and maybe take some expanding foam to the car park ticket machines (I must say I've never bothered paying anyway)
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« Reply #11 on: July 03, 2012, 11:52:39 PM »

There are some interesting posts in the Trivia, posts removed from Tesco/Asda.You need to be logged in to read them.

(The interesting ones have now been moved to the Tesco/Asda thread. Admin).
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« Reply #12 on: July 04, 2012, 01:04:02 PM »

I wonder who they sent this leaflet to, as I live opposite the site and haven't received one, nor have either of my neighbours.  Perhaps they haven't been posted yet.
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« Reply #13 on: July 04, 2012, 01:22:11 PM »

Just got mine today! live just off brook drive!
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« Reply #14 on: July 04, 2012, 01:33:27 PM »

Read it into what you will but I am not aware of anyone in the vicinity of the college who have received a leaflet the only person who I am aware of who has received one lives off Windlehust RD     I have spoken to CAMSFC who inform me that the leaflets went last Friday  They appear  to be keeping the consultation very low key.  I wonder why !     Make of this what you will  Undecided
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