Acting for Waitrose we secured planning permission from Northampton Borough Council for a new supermarket and an extension to an existing garden centre at Wootton in the south of Northampton.
Whilst there was an acknowledged requirement to improve shopping provision there were a number of competing planning applications. The main planning issues were the impact of the proposal on the Council’s strategy for Northampton Town Centre and the Council’s emerging plans for sustainable urban extensions within which shopping facilities were proposed.
We also made representations to the emerging Local Plan Core Strategy then being prepared by the West Northamptonshire Joint Planning Unit.
We participated in the independent examination of the plan on behalf of Waitrose.
Waitrose at Wootton opened in November 2013.
We have advised Waitrose on various development opportunities and proposals in the Midlands and North West. A number of projects are ongoing.