Barry supermarket gains planning consent
Following a campaign in April, Morrisons in Barry were forced to seek planning permission for selling garden products in a new facility at the store.
Local MP, Alun Cairns had previously expressed his anger at their actions and had called on Morrisons to stop selling from an illegal annex to their store whilst they sought the appropriate planning consent from the local Planning Authority.
Earlier this month Morrisons were granted the appropriate planning consent, but in the interim had closed the new gardening annexe whilst this permission was sought.
In the meantime, owners of the popular and local Broad Street Garden Centre have told MR Cairns that they were pleased with the increased trading that they saw at their store during the brief period of good weather during May.
Mr Cairns said:
“Having contacted senior executives at Morrisons, I was pleased to see that they closed down their operation and made a retrospective planning application for the new facility. This was approved last week.
“It was good to hear that the proprietors at Broad Street Garden Centre were able to maximise their trade during the couple of weeks of fine weather that we did experience in Barry during May. I only hope that July will bring us better weather for Barry and the Vale as the summer holidays approach!
“We need to remember that supporting local businesses will usually return more to the local economy.”