Asda to make changes in The Woodstock pub takeover plan in North Cheam

Sutton Guardian: The Woodstok's landlords have vowed to keep the pub open as long as they can (L-R) Jane Dunne, Michael Dunne and Marion Healy The Woodstok's landlords have vowed to keep the pub open as long as they can (L-R) Jane Dunne, Michael Dunne and Marion Healy

Plans to replace a popular pub with a supermarket received a positive response when they went on show to the public, according to the developer.

Asda wants to knock down the Woodstock pub in North Cheam and replace it with a mini-supermarket.

The plans have met objection from some locals who have formed a campaign group calling for the pub to be saved.

But Asda has said it received good feedback when it held an exhibition of the plans in Morden last week, although it has said it will make changes to its ideas before submitting a planning application.

Asda spokesman Philip Bartram said: "We'd like to thank all of the local residents who took the time to attend the public exhibition on Thursday.

"We are really encouraged by the extremely positive response our plans received from the 120-plus attendees.

"There were some specific comments about the proposals we want to look at in more detail with a view to making changes, before we submit a planning application."

Campaign group Save the Woodstock fears the plans will take away a local amenity in the pub and cause harm to retailers in the area.

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3:03pm Wed 9 Jul 14

adrianshort says...

I've talked to dozens of local people about this and only one has been happy about Asda knocking down the existing buildings.

I'm sure will be some others but they're a tiny minority from what I can tell. Even people who'd prefer to have another supermarket rather than a pub want to keep the same buildings.

Asda's plan is just vandalism: Knocking down the best building on Stonecot Hill just so that they can build a supermarket next to a supermarket.
I've talked to dozens of local people about this and only one has been happy about Asda knocking down the existing buildings. I'm sure will be some others but they're a tiny minority from what I can tell. Even people who'd prefer to have another supermarket rather than a pub want to keep the same buildings. Asda's plan is just vandalism: Knocking down the best building on Stonecot Hill just so that they can build a supermarket next to a supermarket. adrianshort
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3:07pm Wed 9 Jul 14

adrianshort says...

Our campaign website is www.savethewoodstock
.org and @savewoodstock on Twitter.
Our campaign website is www.savethewoodstock .org and @savewoodstock on Twitter. adrianshort
  • Score: 5
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