The planning application for a supermarket outside Shipston should be rejected, says Stratford district council's independent adviser. Retail expert Dr Richard Doidge estimates the proposed store will take more than 50 per cent of trade from the town centre, but warns that it could be as much as 90 per cent - which means that Shipston's...Read More
What Shipston Heart Alive! wants is to protect this proud town from over-development, and to promote its viability and vitality for future generations. We are not opposed to house building, supermarkets or a petrol station, but we do want to see development in the town being proportionate to our size and character and, especially, to be community led.
Shipston under threat
Shipston is facing an outline planning application from developers ASL for a major development on a green field site, outside the town boundaries, up the Campden Road to the west of the town. The application includes an ‘extra care’ retirement development of 80 cottages and 50 apartments (up to 3 storeys), 54 houses (from 2 to 5 bedrooms), a supermarket and petrol filling station, with ancillary open space, allotments and landscaping.
Shipston-on-Stour is a quintessentially English small market town, steeped in history but not stuck in the past. It’s not a chocolate box, picture-postcard tourist destination – it’s an eccentric place, with a lively town centre, a string of vibrant independent shops and a strong, friendly, caring community.
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The ASL application will be considered at a special meeting of Stratford district council's planning committee (east) on Thursday January 24th at 6pm in Shipston High School. Please come to show your support for our campaign. If you haven't already, please sign the online petition.Read More